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Tetramorium infertility

tetramorium queen eggs infertile

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#1 Offline Max_Connor - Posted August 18 2021 - 6:16 PM

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Hi!

I caught this Tetramorium queen (most likely caespitum) about 50 days ago, she has laid lots of eggs, and they developed into larvae ( as soon as they have reddish insides). But so far there's no pupae and it doesn't seem like the queen is infertile - she's not ignoring the eggs, they're not scattered around the set up.

 

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I have another queen that is 100% infertile, and her eggs had always been white until she ate most of them by this point. These queens were caught within 3 days.

 

Is it possible that the first queen is just low on protein and needs some feeding and time for pupae to develop?


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#2 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted August 19 2021 - 10:49 AM

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Hi!

I caught this Tetramorium queen (most likely caespitum) about 50 days ago, she has laid lots of eggs, and they developed into larvae ( as soon as they have reddish insides). But so far there's no pupae and it doesn't seem like the queen is infertile - she's not ignoring the eggs, they're not scattered around the set up.

 

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I have another queen that is 100% infertile, and her eggs had always been white until she ate most of them by this point. These queens were caught within 3 days.

 

Is it possible that the first queen is just low on protein and needs some feeding and time for pupae to develop?

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#3 Offline ANTdrew - Posted August 19 2021 - 11:06 AM

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Temperature?

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#4 Offline Max_Connor - Posted August 19 2021 - 6:43 PM

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Temperature?


Well temperature was the same for all of the queens - from 23 to 26 C





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