Newly caught queens stopped tending to there eggs. Why?

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zsluyter
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Newly caught queens stopped tending to there eggs. Why?

Post: # 51277Post zsluyter
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:49 am

Hi everyone, I caught 2 queen ants in mid August. They started laying eggs and even had larve, but then stopped caring for them one day. Why? Is it due to hibernation season coming soon?

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Re: Newly caught queens stopped tending to there eggs. Why?

Post: # 51338Post StormDancer
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:41 am

There could be a lot of reasons. What species do you have? What setup are they in? How have you cared for them?
Learn to dance in the rain, because after there are queens to find!

zsluyter
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Re: Newly caught queens stopped tending to there eggs. Why?

Post: # 51358Post zsluyter
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:05 pm

I not 100% sure what species, I believe lasius. I have kept them in an AC test tube setup in a dark, warm, quiet closet. Only checking on them once a week.

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