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Kalotermes Eggs don't hatch


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#1 Offline Vsevos - Posted January 16 2021 - 1:38 AM

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I have got a Kalotermes flavikollis colony about 4 month ago, i many times saw eggs, but never saw larvae, if someone dealed with it? There is about 25 workers and always about 15 eggs and i can not see if eggs differ, to me they all in one stage.



#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted January 16 2021 - 3:29 AM

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What temperature are you keeping them?

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#3 Offline Vsevos - Posted January 16 2021 - 3:34 AM

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About 24C usually, i can also heat them more, but i don't think they need it



#4 Offline Vsevos - Posted January 16 2021 - 4:43 AM

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What temperature are you keeping them?

Can high humidity influence on it? I can see some photos on this forum and humidity on them is much less than mine.



#5 Offline Ants_Netherlands - Posted September 26 2021 - 11:31 AM

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I have a Kalotermes flavicollis royal pair since their flights in October of 2020. They laid eggs but those didn't develop for well over many months. Only mid-summer of this year they got their first 4 workers and another bigger batch of eggs. Their development seems to be quite long in my experience. You may have to change up their food, I had to switch from tissue paper to some other toilet paper, which is more rich in cellulose.


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