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AntnoobSG
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Crematogaster problem

Post: # 47614Post AntnoobSG
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:23 am

My two Crematogaster queen’s (together) eggs have not hatched . I keep them in the dark for one month without any workers . What is happening?
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antnest8
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Re: Crematogaster problem

Post: # 47729Post antnest8
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:36 am

they might be to stressed out on you checking on them. crematogaster queens get stressed out very easy and it takes about 3 months (i think) from egg to worker.
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Re: Crematogaster problem

Post: # 47737Post AntsDakota
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:00 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:36 am
they might be to stressed out on you checking on them. crematogaster queens get stressed out very easy and it takes about 3 months (i think) from egg to worker.
3 months?! That's longer than Camponotus, and they're a lot smaller! I wonder why.
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Re: Crematogaster problem

Post: # 47744Post AntsOfOntario
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:38 pm

AntsDakota wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:00 pm
antnest8 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:36 am
they might be to stressed out on you checking on them. crematogaster queens get stressed out very easy and it takes about 3 months (i think) from egg to worker.
3 months?! That's longer than Camponotus, and they're a lot smaller! I wonder why.
Ikr! When I heard this I was so surprised. I think they often prefer to hibernate before laying their first batch of eggs though. Like if you were to catch them from August - October they'll definitely wait until spring to lay.

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Re: Crematogaster problem

Post: # 47780Post AntnoobSG
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:59 pm

Im living in the tropical region
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