Camponotus after-hibernation eating

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TheAlphaAntsilon
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Camponotus after-hibernation eating

Post: # 16760Post TheAlphaAntsilon
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:33 pm

I caught a Camponotus queen last year in late August. It layed one egg before going into hibernation. It just recently came out of hibernation with its one worker and I was wondering if I should start feeding it now or wait until there is more brood (the queen just layed another egg). Thanks.
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Martialis
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Re: Camponotus after-hibernation eating

Post: # 16761Post Martialis
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:37 pm

Yes, you should feed them. Feed sugary substances until the first brood comes, then start feeding protein in addition.
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Re: Camponotus after-hibernation eating

Post: # 16762Post Batspiderfish
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:46 pm

Sounds like Formica. Are you sure about the ID?
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