The egg is the first stage of a ant's life cycle. The egg does not need moist dirt to live, and the queen lays them every 20 seconds. When the colony is huge and powerful, the queen lays eggs slower. When the queen lays a huge egg, it will become a queen so you can have 2 colonies! And sometimes when the egg is a little bit smaller than the queen egg and a worker egg it can be a major or a soldier!