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Queen stopped laying eggs!

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#1 Offline Mihai274 - Posted July 31 2020 - 10:31 PM


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Hi I live in Romania and i have a tetramorium queen with 6 workers.It s been like almost 2 weeks since the last worker and i have noticed that the queen havent layed and eggs.The temperature is like 26 degree celsius.Should i move them to a formicarium, probably they are stressed since they live in a test tube and i move it every 2 days to feed them.

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#2 Offline Croux - Posted August 1 2020 - 3:53 AM



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You're likely disturbing them too often. If they're a new founding they don't need food so often.

#3 Offline AntsDakota - Posted August 1 2020 - 6:37 AM


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Oftentimes queens take egg laying breaks, especially with small colonies. Eggs come in batches, and she isn't in the middle of laying one right now. I would give them an outworld, however Tetramorium are pretty hardy when it comes to being checked on, and are unlikely to be affected when being checked every couple of days. 

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