semi claustral queen ant Care

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Dinofroz4
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semi claustral queen ant Care

Post: # 20168Post Dinofroz4
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:00 pm

The spices i keep is myrmica and how do you feed her during founding stage

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Re: semi claustral queen ant Care

Post: # 20177Post Martialis
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:02 pm

Feed her small, dead insects like fruit flies(Drosphilia melanogaster). These are easily accessible at pet stores.
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Re: semi claustral queen ant Care

Post: # 20227Post Dinofroz4
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:44 pm

What I really want to know is a feeding schedule

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Re: semi claustral queen ant Care

Post: # 20229Post Martialis
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:30 pm

Once every couple of days should be fine.
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Re: semi claustral queen ant Care

Post: # 20230Post Batspiderfish
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:33 pm

Whenever you see her wandering around outside the nest would likely be a good time to feed her. She probably had brood she was already caring for, so she might be a little slow to start over again.
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Re: semi claustral queen ant Care

Post: # 20998Post AntsSA
Thu May 11, 2017 5:14 am

And if you cannot get fruitflies can you were them dead ants?
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Re: semi claustral queen ant Care

Post: # 21007Post Batspiderfish
Thu May 11, 2017 10:51 am

Ants are not a great food source. You'd be better off finding some native insect species to raise as food. If you left the food for Drosophila flies somewhere with shade, you could probably attract a winged variety, or whatever your local equivalent is.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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