New queen with 1 worker and no eggs

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New queen with 1 worker and no eggs

Post: # 49777Post mcarney51
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:05 pm

This is my first queen. I successfully kept her in a test tube until she laid eggs and hatched a single worker, at which point she ran out of water. After several botched moves she has moved into a nest with her 1 worker but has no eggs.

I am not sure what to do.

Will she lay more eggs? I bought a test tube portal and new test tubes but can't access her without opening up (destroying) the nest I made.

Also, she refused the dead bugs I have placed in her home, though has eaten the sugar I gave her.

Now, the queen and her worker just huddle together in one of the tunnels, usually mouth to mouth.

Is there still a chance this can become a colony?

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Re: New queen with 1 worker and no eggs

Post: # 50088Post idahoantgirl
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:23 pm

What nest have you moved her into? Pictures?
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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