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Queen Ant Won't Lay Any More Eggs

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#1 Offline AntBread - Posted June 12 2018 - 6:01 PM


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So I have a Formica subsericea queen, who currently has 5 workers. However, she isn't laying any eggs and its been a few weeks since the workers emerged. I've been providing her with food, water in the water chamber, and peace. 

#2 Offline EthanNgo678 - Posted June 19 2018 - 4:27 PM


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I don't keep formica but she could be laying in batches. Or possibly stress.

#3 Offline ZllGGY - Posted June 21 2018 - 12:27 PM


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Yah she's probably just batch laying. Give her a couple weeks to maybe a month and she should lay again




Camponotus cf. Modoc

Camponotus cf. Herculeanus


Dream Ants:


Stenamma Diecki

Solenopsis Molesta

Manica Invidia

Camponotus Herculeanus

Lasius Latipes

Dorymyrmex Pyramicus

Tapinoma Sessile

#4 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted June 21 2018 - 1:59 PM


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Be sure to heat her and maybe give her colony more food.

#5 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted June 21 2018 - 3:52 PM


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Formica lay eggs in clusters at a time. Sometimes it takes several weeks for the eggs to come again.

Currently keeping:

Ants:    Stigmatomma pallipes

            Temnothorax schaumii - Journal

            Temnothorax curvispinosus

            Myrmecina americana - Journal

            Ponera pennsylvanica - Journal

            Formica incerta Journal

            Formica subsericea

            Formica rubicunda

            Aphaenogaster tennesseensis - Journal

            Aphaenogaster rudis Journal

            Myrmica spp. Journal

            Camponotus chromaiodes - Journal

            Camponotus pennsylvanicus

            Camponotus subbarbatus - Journal

            Camponotus sp.

            Strumigenys pergandei - Journal (Discontinued)

            Strumigenys pilinasis - Journal

            Hypoponera opacior

            Tetramorium immigrans - Journal

            Tapinoma sessile - Journal

            Lasius americanus

            Lasius neoniger

            Lasius murphyi

            Solenopsis molesta

            Pheidole pilifera


Other:  Millipedes



Soil Centipedes (Geophilomorpha sp.)

Stone Centipedes (Lithobius sp.)


Indian Mealmoth Culture


Some types of mites

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