Iridomyrmex purpureus Queen

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bulldog72
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Iridomyrmex purpureus Queen

Post: # 31942Post bulldog72
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:53 am

Hi all,

I have an I. purpureus queen with a small batch of brood. Do I wait until she has workers before I feed her or can I feed her now?

ANTphibian
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Re: Iridomyrmex purpureus Queen

Post: # 31944Post ANTphibian
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:08 am

bulldog72 wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:53 am
Hi all,

I have an I. purpureus queen with a small batch of brood. Do I wait until she has workers before I feed her or can I feed her now?
So, I'm pretty sure those guys are claustral, meaning you'll need to wait until about a week after the workers arrive before you can give them any food.
Keeper of lasius niger, and all round ant lover. :D

bulldog72
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Re: Iridomyrmex purpureus Queen

Post: # 31975Post bulldog72
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:16 am

Roger that. She doesn't have any workers yet but here larvae are growing nicely. Hopefully in a week or two there will be workers.

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