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Queen won't lay eggs

queen ant eggs wont lay lay

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#1 Offline ZaosAnter - Posted May 9 2018 - 5:27 PM



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so I've had my what i think is a carpenter ant for almost a year now and no eggs I'm 100% positive its a queen but has never laid eggs is this normal? i caught it just before winter.

#2 Offline Derpy - Posted May 9 2018 - 5:28 PM


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She may be infertile.
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-1x Parasitic Formica Sp. Colony

-1x Pogonomymrex Californicus Colony

-1x Camponotus Hyatti Colony


#3 Offline Enderz - Posted May 9 2018 - 5:43 PM


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Milta is quite sure it is a Formica sp., change that in the post. Also, it is better to not use common names as it can be confusing. Camponotus = Carpenter ant (usually)

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#4 Offline super_oil - Posted May 9 2018 - 6:53 PM


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Does she still have wings? If a queen has no wings she will most likely be fertile. If you're keeping her in a test tube setup and she's tugging at the cotton that can indicate she's infertile. If you leave queens alone in a dark place away from vibrations for about a week they usually lay eggs. Try that if you have not yet. If she ends up being infertile, just remember it is currently nuptial flight season and you can always catch more!

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#5 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted May 9 2018 - 7:12 PM


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Could you post a picture? You may have confused it with something else.

#6 Offline Shifty189 - Posted May 9 2018 - 7:44 PM


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Could you post a picture? You may have confused it with something else.

Without a doubt we will be able to give better advice after seeing a photo

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