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when eggs are gonna hatch

Post: # 40440Post FaranAli
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:32 am

hi all,

i got a pheidole pallidula queen i caught 5 days ago,3 days ago she laid 5 eggs, 2 days ago she lais 4 more, and yesterday she laid 2 more.......i mean she is laying eggs madly but there is no sign of hatch......when will they hatch.....plz help... :| :| :| :|
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Re: when eggs are gonna hatch

Post: # 40443Post AntsIkhlef
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:24 am

FaranAli wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:32 am
hi all,

i got a pheidole pallidula queen i caught 5 days ago,3 days ago she laid 5 eggs, 2 days ago she lais 4 more, and yesterday she laid 2 more.......i mean she is laying eggs madly but there is no sign of hatch......when will they hatch.....plz help... :| :| :| :|
D00D i’ll Take quite some time! A couple of weeks at least!
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Re: when eggs are gonna hatch

Post: # 40456Post FaranAli
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:21 am

Why...??? :( :( :( i can't wait
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Re: when eggs are gonna hatch

Post: # 40457Post FaranAli
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:22 am

Does these ants have larvae ant pupae??
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Re: when eggs are gonna hatch

Post: # 40463Post EchoMeter4
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:10 am

FaranAli wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:21 am
Why...??? :( :( :( i can't wait
That you can't wait wont make them develop faster. Actually if you peek a lot at the queen she may get stressed and even eat her eggs so leave her alone for couple of weeks.

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Re: when eggs are gonna hatch

Post: # 40486Post AntsIkhlef
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:16 pm

FaranAli wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:21 am
Why...??? :( :( :( i can't wait
If you have a test tube portal it might work to give her a little bit of honey and see if she will eat it!
If she does continue this and give her some honey every 2-3 weeks!
This will greatly diminue the chance of her eating her eggs! 8-)
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Re: when eggs are gonna hatch

Post: # 40489Post idahoantgirl
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:34 pm

On the contrary the queen will not exit her tube to forage, and honey or other foods should not be placed in the tube as this will result in stress. The queens do not eat their eggs as a result of hunger, only stress. your best bet is to force yourself to leave her alone for two weeks without even peeking. She simply doesn't need food and to give her food would stress her out. For the fastest developing species of ants in takes a month of egg to worker time, and that is the fastest. so be patient.
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Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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Re: when eggs are gonna hatch

Post: # 40491Post AntsIkhlef
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:48 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:34 pm
On the contrary the queen will not exit her tube to forage, and honey or other foods should not be placed in the tube as this will result in stress. The queens do not eat their eggs as a result of hunger, only stress. your best bet is to force yourself to leave her alone for two weeks without even peeking. She simply doesn't need food and to give her food would stress her out. For the fastest developing species of ants in takes a month of egg to worker time, and that is the fastest. so be patient.
Oh dang...
I thought she would eat them so that she can get energy to run away when the moment was best.
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Re: when eggs are gonna hatch

Post: # 40572Post FaranAli
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:06 am

She seems to non stressed..... I gave honey to her but she is not eating it......and now when she laid 11 eggs....which all are placed on outer cotton...i don't want to unplug cotton and remove honey from there.....doing right???
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Re: when eggs are gonna hatch

Post: # 40609Post MorbidBugg
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:22 am

Honey is anti fungal and bacterial if it's real it won't mold ( have a half full jar of pure honey sitting in my green room for well over a year with high humidity and not a single culture development. If it's just a TIIIIIIIINY drop don't worry about it too much if your queen is like mine she'll switch sides with her eggs eventually for humidity control. At that point a moist (MOIST NOT WET) QTIP should get rid of any potential threat of drowning works even if it smears a little(dab do not wipe) it shouldn't be enough for harms sake.
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