Can ants die in the egg to worker part of their life?

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Can ants die in the egg to worker part of their life?

Post: # 69817Post BluMoon
Fri May 08, 2020 6:53 am

The question is the subject. Any ideas on what the answer might be?
(sorry couldnt be bothered searching on google)
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Re: Can ants die in the egg to worker part of their life?

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Sat May 09, 2020 9:14 am

Yes, they can if they don't receive the proper nutrients. Or if they get eaten obviously.
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Re: Can ants die in the egg to worker part of their life?

Post: # 71070Post BluMoon
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:37 pm

CabboAntsGuy wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 9:14 am
Yes, they can if they don't receive the proper nutrients. Or if they get eaten obviously.
Sorry, it's been a while since i've checked the forum -hehe-
But thank you so much for answering :D
So does that still apply to nanitic eggs/larvae/pupae?
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Re: Can ants die in the egg to worker part of their life?

Post: # 71380Post Hawkeye
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:58 am

Yes the eggs, larvae and pupae will need to be looked after by either the queen, nanitics or workers. They clean the eggs, make sure they are stored in the right location (temperature, humidity) and feed the larvae protein from their social stomachs. Like any other living creature, they can starve without food.

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Re: Can ants die in the egg to worker part of their life?

Post: # 71419Post BluMoon
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:29 am

Hawkeye wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:58 am
Yes the eggs, larvae and pupae will need to be looked after by either the queen, nanitics or workers. They clean the eggs, make sure they are stored in the right location (temperature, humidity) and feed the larvae protein from their social stomachs. Like any other living creature, they can starve without food.
in the founding stage, the brood are looked after by the queen right?
so is there any way that she would use up all her wing-muscle-leftover-energy and not be able to look after the young?
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Re: Can ants die in the egg to worker part of their life?

Post: # 71422Post Hawkeye
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:16 am

Yes that is possible, but I think unlikely.

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