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Formica Queen Stopped laying eggs after second batch of workers


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#1 Online 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 Online 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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#3 Online 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 Online 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.

#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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