How can I get my single queen with no brood or workers to become active

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DippinDeep
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How can I get my single queen with no brood or workers to become active

Post: # 52781Post DippinDeep
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:03 am

My queen has no brutal workers and she is very in active just sitting in her aunt farm pretty much doing nothing what can I do to get her active and to start laying brewed

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Re: How can I get my single queen with no brood or workers to become active

Post: # 52786Post AntsDakota
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:31 pm

DippinDeep wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:03 am
My queen has no brutal workers and she is very in active just sitting in her aunt farm pretty much doing nothing what can I do to get her active and to start laying brewed
She is most likely getting ready for hibernation if you live in a temperate region. Then there is nothing you can do, and it is best to give her what she wants- cold.
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Hunter36o
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Re: How can I get my single queen with no brood or workers to become active

Post: # 54710Post Hunter36o
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:47 am

It would help if your location was not just a bunch of numbers. Having your location on Ur profile will allow us to answer SOME questions with a little more accuracy when we know the area your ants are from.

Like Dekota said it could be getting herself ready for the winter season.
If she does not need to hibernate, she could be too exposed. You said she is in an ant farm? If she is not in a test tube or similar set up, you could have given her too much space and she is not comfortable in her current set up to lay eggs. Ants, including semi claustral queen's need a tightish chamber that has just enough space for the queen to turn around comfortably in to feel comfortable enough to start laying eggs.

Hope this helps.
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antnest8
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Re: How can I get my single queen with no brood or workers to become active

Post: # 54837Post antnest8
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:47 pm

It's a zip code. according to google he lives in ALABAMA. Your queen is most likely in this state because in nature your queen would be in a little hole underground doing nothing other than laying and taking care of ants. Just be patient. I could take 2 week to 4 months for a queen to get her first workers depending on the species.
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Re: How can I get my single queen with no brood or workers to become active

Post: # 54887Post Hunter36o
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:03 am

What is Alabama's weather like this time of year. Is it a hot state all year round or will ants need to hibernate there?
Sorry if this seems like a stupid question but I honestly do not know.
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Re: How can I get my single queen with no brood or workers to become active

Post: # 54912Post antnest8
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:42 am

since it's next to Texas and Florida and have fire ants there it definitely has no hibernating ants.
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1 tapinoma sessile colony
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Re: How can I get my single queen with no brood or workers to become active

Post: # 54926Post Hunter36o
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:04 am

Ah okay makes sense. I just was not sure since I'm not familiar with all states weather lol.

That in mind all I can think off now is Dippin might be bothering her too much or as per my previous point she has way too much space and is not comfortable.
Research is important before during and even after you have established a colony. There is always time to learn and to listen to others experiences. Live by this and your ants will thrive. Fail to do so and your experience may be brief.

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