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PixieXV
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Lasius niger advice please

Post: # 64916Post PixieXV
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:34 pm

I found a lasius niger queen on the 2nd August and she laid some eggs which still haven't hatched, the water has run out and I don't know what to do. I've tried attaching another tube but she doesn't want to move. She is still standing over her eggs but shouldn't they have hatched by now? I found her on holiday and it was a hot, bumpy 5 hour drive home, I'm worried that her eggs might be dead. Please can anyone help?

Hawkeye
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Re: Lasius niger advice please

Post: # 65776Post Hawkeye
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:39 pm

PixieXV wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:34 pm
I found a lasius niger queen on the 2nd August and she laid some eggs which still haven't hatched, the water has run out and I don't know what to do. I've tried attaching another tube but she doesn't want to move. She is still standing over her eggs but shouldn't they have hatched by now? I found her on holiday and it was a hot, bumpy 5 hour drive home, I'm worried that her eggs might be dead. Please can anyone help?
What's the status now?

PixieXV
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Re: Lasius niger advice please

Post: # 65802Post PixieXV
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:45 am

She has moved her eggs to a new tube with water and another, more experienced, ant keeper has told me they will hatch after Winter. Fingers crossed.

Hawkeye
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Re: Lasius niger advice please

Post: # 65820Post Hawkeye
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:07 pm

PixieXV wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:45 am
She has moved her eggs to a new tube with water and another, more experienced, ant keeper has told me they will hatch after Winter. Fingers crossed.
Pray tell, who was the mysterious experienced ant keeper? 😁

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