Breeding (data and experiences(experiments))

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 3 25 /11 / Nov /2009 16:59

Queen in tube.

Here are the results(profits) of the duration of the development of the first generation brood for obtained and observed Camponotus ligniperdus
In captivity.
These data are based on gynes two which evolved together in them even conditions (the queens were not fed during all the development).

These gynes both were placed in 16*160 mm tubes distantly of water and "closed" each by some cotton.

Date capture: the 30/05/05 at 6:00 pm in Ardèche; height: approximately 900 meters
Date first laying(eggs): the 04/06/05 is 4 days after the capture

Duration of incubation of the egg : 22 days. Average temperature: 23.5°C Mini: Maxi 21: 25
Duration of the embryonic stage(stadium) : 12 days. Average temperature: 24°C Mini: Maxi 21: 27
Duration of the stage(stadium) nymphale : 20-21 days. Average temperature: 27°C Mini: Maxi 23: 30

Stop(Ruling) of the laying(eggs) 10/06 is 6 days after the laying(eggs) of the first egg (laying(eggs) chanted by waves), at this moment there it will have laid about fifteen eggs.
Resumption of the laying(eggs) 10 days (average) after the preparation(clothing business) of the first cocoon, for both gynes. (That is a resumption of the laying(eggs) approximately 38 days after the first laid egg).

At the end of the year current - year of foundation of the queen thus in most great majority of the cases it is less than about ten by workers who will have been born.

The development of the egg up to the imago: 54 days (for an average total temperature of 25°C)

These results(profits) are not naturally exhaustive because certain factors(mailmen) in particular the temperature play or can play an important role on this evolution!

By Chris. - Published in: breeding (data and experiences(experiments))
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