My queen ant hasn't laid eggs yet

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Antmanboy
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My queen ant hasn't laid eggs yet

Post: # 67512Post Antmanboy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:41 pm

My queen ant hasn't laid egg for the two weeks I caught her I caught her February 2nd 2020 and she hasn't laid eggs.Is it because of stress or does she invade other and colonies and needs a base colony to start hers please help. :(
Founding what I belive is a red pavment ant colony

Iris my queen red pavment ant with lots of brood
Queen Bubblehead me and my brothers big headed ant queen

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antnest8
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Re: My queen ant hasn't laid eggs yet

Post: # 67736Post antnest8
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:15 pm

Two weeks is a bit of time passed but it is also not a huge amount of time. I would first Identify the queen to find out if it is different, such as a social parasite. Then if it is I would release it since they are really hard to keep unless, you are up to a challenge.

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antnest8
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Re: My queen ant hasn't laid eggs yet

Post: # 67737Post antnest8
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:18 pm

Also some ants wait until winter is over to lay their eggs such as Lasius spp, or Crematogaster spp.

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