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Infertility in my queen ant.


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#1 Offline BugLover - Posted May 25 2022 - 6:50 PM

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Hi, I am wondering if my Tetramorium queen is infertile because I got her in early may and she has only laid eggs. I am concerned since her eggs aren't even in pupa stage. Also if this is a sign, her eggs are totally white, with no black innards or moving organs. I hope someone can answer.



#2 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted May 25 2022 - 7:05 PM

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This queen isn't supposed to have pupae yet as this is the average time from egg to worker: Egg to worker= 6 weeks on average. All I can tell you is be patient and show restraint to not check on her.


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Keeping ants since 2020 

I keep:

Myrmicinae: Solenopsis molesta( 2 queens). Tetramorium immigrans ( 3 colonies with the biggest nearing 800 workers!),

Crematogaster cerasi  :yahoo:  ( 1 colony with a worker). Temnothorax  curvispinosus ( 1 queen with colony of 2 workers).

Formicinae: Prenolepis imparis ( 2 single queen colonies). Lasius brevicornis  :yahoo:( 19 founding queens) haven't seen many journals of them. Lasius Neoniger (a founding queen).Formica incerta( 1 colony with 22 workers)

 

Previously kept: Pogonomyrmex occidentalis   ( 1 colony with 9 workers). 

 

As you can tell I like ants


#3 Offline lazyant - Posted May 25 2022 - 8:08 PM

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This queen isn't supposed to have pupae yet as this is the average time from egg to worker: Egg to worker= 6 weeks on average. All I can tell you is be patient and show restraint to not check on her.

Agreed, just wait it isn't that uncommon for them to be late bloomers, if they are in a neat pile probably fertile! Just be patient again.


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#4 Offline BugLover - Posted May 26 2022 - 6:23 AM

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thanks






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