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what to feed a semi-c. queen

Post: # 19251Post AntsSA
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:53 pm

so if you didnt know i recently caught 2 ponerine sp queens and am wonder ing if having some dead big headed ants ,half baby meal worms and drops of sugar water will do
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2x Pheidole sp. Colonies
1 Monomorium queen (soon to be colony)
2 Hyponera queens
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Re: what to feed a semi-c. queen

Post: # 19252Post Fulkol
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:35 pm

Yes most likely, I feed my 2 semi queens cricket/mealworm parts, fruit flies, some random citrus fruit, honeywater and they are doing fine as far as I can tell

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Re: what to feed a semi-c. queen

Post: # 19262Post AntsSA
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:33 pm

Thanks. Just out of interest what species. Do you have?
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lepisiota capensis colony
2x Pheidole sp. Colonies
1 Monomorium queen (soon to be colony)
2 Hyponera queens
1 Cardiocondya queen
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Re: what to feed a semi-c. queen

Post: # 19274Post Fulkol
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:22 pm

An Ectomomyrmex astutus with 2 developed larvae
and a Myrmica that I have no further info of as for now but they are mostly semi so I'm feeding her just to make sure

Ectomomyrmex is living in her outworld terrarium currently not connected to the huge ytong nest (1k+ worker capacity) because they are tropical species and require humidity over 70% and constant 25+ Celsius. I saw her dragging a half mealworm back to the moss on a rotten wood where she currently dwells, also she captured and ate a fruit fly I placed living inside the terrarium.

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Re: what to feed a semi-c. queen

Post: # 19275Post Batspiderfish
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:24 pm

Small invertebrates like Drosophila are perfect for semi-claustral queens. If you have trouble finding them in your area, you could always make food for them (most kinds of flour or mashed root vegetable, mixed with vinegar) and wait for the flies to come to you. Winged flies aren't as convenient, but they are just as easy to cultivate.
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Re: what to feed a semi-c. queen

Post: # 19294Post xTNxANTMANx
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:13 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:24 pm
Small invertebrates like Drosophila are perfect for semi-claustral queens. If you have trouble finding them in your area, you could always make food for them (most kinds of flour or mashed root vegetable, mixed with vinegar) and wait for the flies to come to you. Winged flies aren't as convenient, but they are just as easy to cultivate.
For some reason I never thought of cultivating fruit flies. Most small species enjoy them as food correct?
Keeping:
Camponotus castaneus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x3
Crematogaster cerasi x2
Formica pallidefulva x3
Formica subsericea x3
Pheidole sp. x4
Tapinoma sessile
Tetramorium caspitum x2

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Re: what to feed a semi-c. queen

Post: # 19299Post Fulkol
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:27 am

xTNxANTMANx wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:13 am
Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:24 pm
Small invertebrates like Drosophila are perfect for semi-claustral queens. If you have trouble finding them in your area, you could always make food for them (most kinds of flour or mashed root vegetable, mixed with vinegar) and wait for the flies to come to you. Winged flies aren't as convenient, but they are just as easy to cultivate.
For some reason I never thought of cultivating fruit flies. Most small species enjoy them as food correct?
Yes, and the feeder insects nutrition level often depends on what you feed them, so if you keep your fruit flies "healthy" with root vegetables and some source of sugar they will be plentiful juicy source of protein for your ants

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