I need help with a queen

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Jesseant
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Location: Nevada

I need help with a queen

Post: # 35892Post Jesseant
Sat May 12, 2018 10:08 pm

Hi during last nuptial flight in 2017 I found a Camponotus cf. semitestaceus nearn Tahoe Nv, Usa. I have her in a test tube but she still hasn't layed eggs and I am worried. Her wings are off. I would like some advice on the subject.
Thank you
Keeper of a founding tetramorium sp. e

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antnest8
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Re: I need help with a queen

Post: # 35922Post antnest8
Mon May 14, 2018 5:46 am

keep her in a dark place and don't disturb her. you can check on her every two weeks and then the should lay eggs if you have been doing that then don't worry sometimes it takes a couple days and even weeks for a queen to feel comfortable enough to lay eggs. (also since you are in Australia you might have to wait after hibernation for them to lay eggs
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3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

6kchannel
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Re: I need help with a queen

Post: # 59831Post 6kchannel
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:57 pm

Cover the tube in paper, and then put it in play do, as in make a imprint. That way, the tube won't role around if you put it in a drawer or anything in general.

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