Feeding the new brood.

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Kalous
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Feeding the new brood.

Post: # 28320Post Kalous
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:07 pm

I watched the carpenter ant tutorial on youtube by AntsCanada, but it doesn't say how often or exactly what I should be feeding my queens and their first brood? I'd really appreciate some advice as they just recently hatched while i was out on the weekend! Thanks so much

Kalous
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Re: Feeding the new brood.

Post: # 28327Post Kalous
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:48 pm

I have tons of woodlice and other insects out back, and, while im not sure its the best idea, I can get honey from a fast food place, I'd just like them to have a "safe" and varied diet if possible.

Kalous
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Re: Feeding the new brood.

Post: # 28330Post Kalous
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:19 pm

Additionally, ive noticed some ant poop building up and the test tube seems very moist. I'm curious at what point i should en-devour to move them to a new tube?

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Re: Feeding the new brood.

Post: # 28334Post Batspiderfish
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:52 pm

If your queen is claustral, then she does not need any food until after the first workers emerge.

If your queen is semi-clasutral, then small, soft-bodied insects like Drosophila flies are best.
Links:
Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

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