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Barfdog
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Queen ant care question

Post: # 17418Post Barfdog
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:28 pm

So I recently got a hold of two Forelius Pruinosus ants from someone local in Phoenix, I'm fairly positive they are fully claustral. They have one worker with them as well. What I'm worried about is feeding them. I'm fairly certain since they have a worker it can help give them nourishment. But I keep disturbing them when I have to change out the wax paper. Any suggestions on what to do? Or how often to feed them? I know they can go long time without food and as long as they have water but I'm worried about the one worker and I'm unsure when they have last eaten. (until the other day when I brought them home.) Another problem I see is how tiny these ants are, I'm not sure if I'll be able to see eggs before developing a little. Thanks for your thoughts/ideas/time. :D

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Re: Queen ant care question

Post: # 17425Post shaky33
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:52 am

Barfdog wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:28 pm
So I recently got a hold of two Forelius Pruinosus ants from someone local in Phoenix, I'm fairly positive they are fully claustral. They have one worker with them as well. What I'm worried about is feeding them. I'm fairly certain since they have a worker it can help give them nourishment. But I keep disturbing them when I have to change out the wax paper. Any suggestions on what to do? Or how often to feed them? I know they can go long time without food and as long as they have water but I'm worried about the one worker and I'm unsure when they have last eaten. (until the other day when I brought them home.) Another problem I see is how tiny these ants are, I'm not sure if I'll be able to see eggs before developing a little. Thanks for your thoughts/ideas/time. :D
A small drop of a sweet liquid every month or so at this point. If the worker is small and there is only one they should be fine without food for awhile.
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Re: Queen ant care question

Post: # 17446Post Barfdog
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:34 pm

shaky33 wrote:
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:52 am
Barfdog wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:28 pm
So I recently got a hold of two Forelius Pruinosus ants from someone local in Phoenix, I'm fairly positive they are fully claustral. They have one worker with them as well. What I'm worried about is feeding them. I'm fairly certain since they have a worker it can help give them nourishment. But I keep disturbing them when I have to change out the wax paper. Any suggestions on what to do? Or how often to feed them? I know they can go long time without food and as long as they have water but I'm worried about the one worker and I'm unsure when they have last eaten. (until the other day when I brought them home.) Another problem I see is how tiny these ants are, I'm not sure if I'll be able to see eggs before developing a little. Thanks for your thoughts/ideas/time. :D
A small drop of a sweet liquid every month or so at this point. If the worker is small and there is only one they should be fine without food for awhile.
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Re: Queen ant care question

Post: # 17457Post Martialis
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:42 am

Feed fruit flies or other small amounts of protein.
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Aphaenogaster cf. rudis

Tetramorium caespitum

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