Ant Queen has not produced any eggs in 5months

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MoooMoon
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Ant Queen has not produced any eggs in 5months

Post: # 52248Post MoooMoon
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:16 am

I caught two ant queens December 2017 and I put them both in identical test tube setups.A few weeks later they started laying eggs but the one queen only laid 5. Three of the eggs hatched and a few weeks later the nanitics died but the queen is still alive and haven't laid any eggs in 5months. She had too be moved 2times since then because she drinks all the water in the test tube. Please help I don't know what to do.

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Re: Ant Queen has not produced any eggs in 5months

Post: # 52257Post JoeHostile1
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:30 am

Do you feed her?
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MoooMoon
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Re: Ant Queen has not produced any eggs in 5months

Post: # 52268Post MoooMoon
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:19 pm

i give her honey and cut up meal worms but she rarely eats it but she drinks a lot of water.

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Re: Ant Queen has not produced any eggs in 5months

Post: # 52279Post AntsDakota
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:41 pm

How often do you check on them?
"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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Re: Ant Queen has not produced any eggs in 5months

Post: # 52280Post AntsDakota
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:42 pm

Well, it's almost winter anyway, so you probably won't be seeing any eggs until next spring.
"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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Re: Ant Queen has not produced any eggs in 5months

Post: # 52292Post MoooMoon
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:50 pm

I frome south Africa and its almost summer time.

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