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by zoolantz
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Feeding new colony.
Replies: 16
Views: 650

Re: Feeding new colony.

Hi Zantkeeper,

I have the same issue. Just moved my small colony from a gel farm (where they actually forged for food) to an AC starter kit test tube setup. They no longer leave the tube. Not sure if it’s a good thing.
by zoolantz
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus japonicus small colony keep getting smaller
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Camponotus japonicus small colony keep getting smaller

Why is that? If gel farm is the problem, then I better get my tiny colony a new home.

I don’t know if I can put these mature (I assume) worker ants and queen ant into a tube setup. Feels wrong to put them into such a confined space with nowhere to go.
by zoolantz
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Queen Feeding
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Queen Feeding

Good to hear that your Queen loves chicken. I’m having the same problem. I wonder what should I feed my queen and four workers for protein. My wife wouldn’t allow me to keep worms in the house.

Is boiled chicken better than beef or pork?
by zoolantz
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus japonicus small colony keep getting smaller
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Camponotus japonicus small colony keep getting smaller

:cry: Received a gel farm with a Camponotus japonicus colony consisted of one queen and 15 worker ants. After some accidents and experimentation with feeding live insects, I’m down to just 4 worker ants. In the mean while, the queen continue to lay eggs, but none grew up. They ended up dying on thei...