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Formica Queen Stopped laying eggs after second batch of workers


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#1 Offline ForestDragon - Posted May 15 2019 - 6:50 AM

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Hey its Forest, it's been a while

 

I have a Formica pallidefulva queen that had her nanitics last year(2 of them) and after hibernation she layed 3 eggs and reached 5 workers which she has been at for over 2 months now, she has not layed any more eggs despite being fed honey, and peanut butter, i have left her alone for over a month with no eggs being layed either, is there anything else i can do to promote egg laying?

 

Thanks, Forest



#2 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 15 2019 - 7:43 AM

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You need more protein. Feed them dead insects.
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My journals:                                             My shop:                                                                        Tennessee Anting Thread:                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                         

Aphaenogaster rudis

 

Aphaenogater tenneseenis                      Ant_Dude2908's Antkeeping Supply Shop                    Tennessee Anting Thread

 

Brachyponera chinesis

 

Camponotus subbarbatus

 

Camponotus chromaiodes

 

Crematogaster ashmeadi

 

 

 

Ants I've found (in TN) : Aphaenogaster rudis, Aphaenogaster tenneseenis, Brahcyponera chinesis, Camponotus subbarbatus, Camponotus chromaiodes, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Camponotus snellingi, Crematogaster ashmeadi, Crematogaster lineolata, Crematogaster cerasi, all Temnothorax spp., Solenopsis invicta, Solenopsis xyloni, Stigmatomma pallipes, all Strumigenys spp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


#3 Offline ForestDragon - Posted May 15 2019 - 11:25 AM

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You need more protein. Feed them dead insects.

Thanks i will be sure to do that



#4 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 15 2019 - 11:33 AM

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Formica in their second year should explode into the hundreds of workers when red properly. When I lived in Washington, I raised a Formica pacifica colony to maturity in 2 years. They are in their 4th year and have over 3000 workers and a ton of alates. Protein daily and sugar every other day is what they are being fed.

My journals:                                             My shop:                                                                        Tennessee Anting Thread:                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                         

Aphaenogaster rudis

 

Aphaenogater tenneseenis                      Ant_Dude2908's Antkeeping Supply Shop                    Tennessee Anting Thread

 

Brachyponera chinesis

 

Camponotus subbarbatus

 

Camponotus chromaiodes

 

Crematogaster ashmeadi

 

 

 

Ants I've found (in TN) : Aphaenogaster rudis, Aphaenogaster tenneseenis, Brahcyponera chinesis, Camponotus subbarbatus, Camponotus chromaiodes, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Camponotus snellingi, Crematogaster ashmeadi, Crematogaster lineolata, Crematogaster cerasi, all Temnothorax spp., Solenopsis invicta, Solenopsis xyloni, Stigmatomma pallipes, all Strumigenys spp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


#5 Offline Acutus - Posted May 15 2019 - 1:16 PM

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You need more protein. Feed them dead insects.

 

Agree! Be sure to let us know how it goes!! :D


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Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Aphaenogaster "NOT tennesseensis" fulva





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