Camponotus Eggs not hatching

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xanderplee69
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Camponotus Eggs not hatching

Post: # 40903Post xanderplee69
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:55 pm

I caught a camponotus queen and it payed eggs about 3 weeks ago and they still haven’t hatched and I’m wondering if this is normal and if it isn’t what can I do to fix it?

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Re: Camponotus Eggs not hatching

Post: # 40960Post antnest8
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:18 am

it could be your checking on her too much just leave her alone in a dark place for a week and then check.
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xanderplee69
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Re: Camponotus Eggs not hatching

Post: # 40995Post xanderplee69
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:55 pm

Yeah I think you’re right I’ve been checking on her a lot I guess I’m just excited

DinoBoi4AntsLove
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Re: Camponotus Eggs not hatching

Post: # 41184Post DinoBoi4AntsLove
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:27 am

xanderplee69 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:55 pm
I caught a Camponotus queen and it layed eggs about 3 weeks ago and they still haven’t hatched and I’m wondering if this is normal and if it isn’t what can I do to fix it?
Dude, it takes 8 weeks for the eggs to become a worker.

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Re: Camponotus Eggs not hatching

Post: # 41252Post TheRealAntMan
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:10 pm

DinoBoi4AntsLove wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:27 am
xanderplee69 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:55 pm
I caught a Camponotus queen and it layed eggs about 3 weeks ago and they still haven’t hatched and I’m wondering if this is normal and if it isn’t what can I do to fix it?
Dude, it takes 8 weeks for the eggs to become a worker.
No not all the time. My current Camponotus colony took almost six weeks to go from egg to worker.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

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Re: Camponotus Eggs not hatching

Post: # 41352Post josguzma
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:17 am

xanderplee69 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:55 pm
I caught a camponotus queen and it layed eggs about 3 weeks ago and they still haven’t hatched and I’m wondering if this is normal and if it isn’t what can I do to fix it?
Well yes it is normal, it depends on the specie you catched. I got a Camponotus too, and the eggs went through all metamorphosis almost in 12 weeks. So don't worry and just be patient.

DinoBoi4AntsLove
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Re: Camponotus Eggs not hatching

Post: # 41409Post DinoBoi4AntsLove
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:02 pm

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:10 pm
DinoBoi4AntsLove wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:27 am
xanderplee69 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:55 pm
I caught a Camponotus queen and it layed eggs about 3 weeks ago and they still haven’t hatched and I’m wondering if this is normal and if it isn’t what can I do to fix it?
Dude, it takes 8 weeks for the eggs to become a worker.
No not all the time. My current Camponotus colony took almost six weeks to go from egg to worker.
Not all Camponotus species are the same.

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Camponotus Eggs not hatching

Post: # 41412Post TheRealAntMan
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:20 pm

DinoBoi4AntsLove wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:02 pm
TheRealAntMan wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:10 pm
DinoBoi4AntsLove wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:27 am


Dude, it takes 8 weeks for the eggs to become a worker.
No not all the time. My current Camponotus colony took almost six weeks to go from egg to worker.
Not all Camponotus species are the same.

Yes, the larger the species, the longer the development time.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

LiveMalik
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Re: Camponotus Eggs not hatching

Post: # 41433Post LiveMalik
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:43 pm

I think i missed camponotus flight. im jealous..lol. Ill have to buy a queen from GAN then hibernate her.

DinoBoi4AntsLove
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Re: Camponotus Eggs not hatching

Post: # 46264Post DinoBoi4AntsLove
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:52 pm

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:20 pm
DinoBoi4AntsLove wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:02 pm
TheRealAntMan wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:10 pm

No not all the time. My current Camponotus colony took almost six weeks to go from egg to worker.
Not all Camponotus species are the same.

Yes, the larger the species, the longer the development time.
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