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Queens workers died and no longer laying eggs


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#1 Offline Solenoqueen - Posted April 26 2020 - 9:39 AM

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I got a CA-02 queen on December, and she was fine by then. She came in healthy, with six workers, and laying tons of brood. A month later, all of her workers died, and she suddenly stopped laying eggs. She hasn’t laid a single one since but she seems alive. I put in chopped up red runner in her test tube every three weeks, but she doesn’t seem to touch it, just letting it mold and attract mites. What should I do?

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#2 Offline AntsDakota - Posted April 26 2020 - 9:43 AM

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This happened with a C. pennsylvanicus colony I once had. Sad to say, but she had lost the ability to care fo brood, and died. I wouldn’t lose hope, though, as your queen could still possibly raise workers again. It’ll be a struggle, though, as she’s used to having workers do everything for her now.
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#3 Offline Aliallaie - Posted April 26 2020 - 11:06 AM

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That happened to my camponotus chromaiodes. They had over 20 workers and right before diapause workers started dying to a point where the brood started dying and in the end queen died. Camponotus are known for their odd sudden death of colony. But like antdekota said don’t lose hope. 


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#4 Offline BugFinder - Posted April 26 2020 - 11:34 AM

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Dam I'm sorry bro.  I hope she starts laying again.


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#5 Offline Manitobant - Posted April 26 2020 - 4:44 PM

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i made a meme about this kind of thing a few days ago

 

 

 

Camponotus die suddenly

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#6 Offline Solenoqueen - Posted April 27 2020 - 11:47 AM

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Thanks for the support everyone! It seems I'm not really alone about this happening. How would I be able to revive her, just keep feeding her roach halves and changing the test tube every month or so? If anyone's revived their Camponotus I'd like to know their experience and like how they did it. Thanks.


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#7 Offline EthanNgo678 - Posted April 27 2020 - 5:34 PM

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Thanks for the support everyone! It seems I'm not really alone about this happening. How would I be able to revive her, just keep feeding her roach halves and changing the test tube every month or so? If anyone's revived their Camponotus I'd like to know their experience and like how they did it. Thanks.

I've kept a few Camponotus that lost workers the two (different species) queens reached pupa stage. Then, failed to open them. 


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#8 Offline Solenoqueen - Posted April 30 2020 - 6:42 PM

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I rehoused her recently and freshly killed two melanogaster fruit flies for her to eat. She doesn't look too well though... no eggs, no larvae. Any suggestions?


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#9 Offline JenC - Posted May 1 2020 - 12:32 AM

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I rehoused her recently and freshly killed two melanogaster fruit flies for her to eat. She doesn't look too well though... no eggs, no larvae. Any suggestions?


You can brood boost her, as new workers might start her up again.
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#10 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted May 1 2020 - 9:43 AM

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This has happened to me too many times. All of the queens died. You'd have to be lucky to start a colony like that back up.


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