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#1 Offline Mihai274 - Posted August 1 2020 - 2:08 AM

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Hi my tetramorium queen with 6 workers stopped laying eggs like 2 weeks ago.Should i move them to a formicarium,now they are in a test tube and i think i stress them when i need to feed them(every 2 days).

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#2 Online ANTdrew - Posted August 1 2020 - 2:23 AM

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If they are warm and getting enough insect protein, the queen will lay more eggs. What are you feeding them? Try putting the tube in an escape proof box to make feeding easier. Make a small opening they can use to exit the tube using some cotton and a straw. Or you could drill a tiny hole in the cap of the tube.

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#3 Offline Mihai274 - Posted August 1 2020 - 2:26 AM

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I feed them honey and superworms

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#4 Online ANTdrew - Posted August 1 2020 - 2:30 AM

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Ok, that sounds good. Can you add some variety like crickets, dubia roaches, or fruit flies? Tetramorium also like soft shelled seeds.

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#5 Offline Mihai274 - Posted August 1 2020 - 2:32 AM

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Ok

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#6 Offline Mihai274 - Posted August 1 2020 - 2:36 AM

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I will try to put them i a box with some sand and make a olive oil barrier.The problem is the they are not leaving the queen but probably if they will get hungry they will come out and eat.

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#7 Offline Mihai274 - Posted August 1 2020 - 2:39 AM

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I can go out and catch some locusts. I can give them dead or i need to boil them to prevent any infection?

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#8 Online ANTdrew - Posted August 1 2020 - 2:45 AM

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A quick boil would be a good idea, that or freezing.

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