Can anyone help my odontomachus queen ant???

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abunyil
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Can anyone help my odontomachus queen ant???

Post: # 28382Post abunyil
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:07 am

Odontomachus queens are semi claustral from what i've known,so when my odontomachus queen started laying eggs,i tried to give it dead crickets but it rejected it.....

is it because of the species???

or is it because of the test tube setup that i have???

or is it because of the temperature?

or should i feed it other insects???

or should i just wait for the first workers to arrive and then feed it???

pls help :cry:

Nj6000
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Re: Can anyone help my odontomachus queen ant???

Post: # 28385Post Nj6000
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:18 am

Try just giving cricket body parts because it is probably intimidated by the whole cricket . Also might want to give it something sweet .

averagebilly
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Re: Can anyone help my odontomachus queen ant???

Post: # 28428Post averagebilly
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:56 pm

If she rejects it, then take it out and try tomorrow until she accepts. if she goes a week without eating, give her some honey. at least that's what I've heard you're supposed to do.
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Cartil
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Re: Can anyone help my odontomachus queen ant???

Post: # 28544Post Cartil
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:54 pm

I think you should just give a cricket leg. It's just a queen by herself, she doesn't need a full cricket anyway. Even a leg is probably too big. I would imagine she might need something sweet (honey or sugar water) more than protein though, but not sure. If you do give her honey, make sure you give a tiny drop, because she could drown in it otherwise.

Proverbs66
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Re: Can anyone help my odontomachus queen ant???

Post: # 28576Post Proverbs66
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:20 pm

Trap jaw ants are picky eaters don't offer whole insects but only small bits and pieces I've also heard that they readily accept meal worms :mrgreen:
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