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MarkStephen
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About ants

Post: # 37334Post MarkStephen
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:18 am

Does ants need sunlight to lay eggs?

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Re: About ants

Post: # 37345Post Batspiderfish
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:13 am

No, and in most cases exposing your ants to direct sun will cook them.
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Re: About ants

Post: # 37357Post MarkStephen
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:50 am

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Re: About ants

Post: # 37360Post applepie
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:09 am

I would strongly recommend taking the test tube and putting it in a dark space, like a closet and leaving her there. Try to check up on her as little as you can. I usually go 5 days to a week. If you disturb the queen to much there is a risk of her getting stressed out and eating her eggs.

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Re: About ants

Post: # 37412Post AntsDakota
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:36 pm

MarkStephen wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:18 am
Does ants need sunlight to lay eggs?
Ants are actually photophobic, meaning they are afraid of light. Queens will stop laying eggs or even eat their eggs if they are in light, or for any reason they are stressed.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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