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Eggs look exactly the same after 1 week?


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#1 Offline yoman503 - Posted June 12 2016 - 9:12 AM

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Hi, I would like to know if it's normal that the eggs of my Camponotus Pennsylvanicus look exactly the same size 1 week after she laid them?



#2 Offline Confrere - Posted June 12 2016 - 9:16 AM

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Yes, Camponotus brood develops pretty slowly. It could take over three weeks for them to become larvae.



#3 Offline dermy - Posted June 12 2016 - 9:16 AM

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Yeah sometimes [depending on the temperatures] esp. with Camponotus, they take quite awhile to get to first workers. A little "heat" can help make it go by a bit faster.



#4 Offline dspdrew - Posted June 12 2016 - 10:23 AM

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Camponotus eggs seem to not change for a long time, and then suddenly the brood changes happen a lot faster after the eggs turn to larvae.


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#5 Offline LC3 - Posted June 12 2016 - 3:49 PM

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From what I observed Camponotus eggs can stay the same for like 2-3 weeks. Then all of a sudden boom you get larvae and pupae.




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