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chrismouth07
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Why my queen ant won't raise her brood

Post: # 21138Post chrismouth07
Sat May 13, 2017 11:14 pm

I have two Camponotus pennsylvanicus they both keep laying eggs but then they eat them its been a year now and still no workers. Is there any suggestions?

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Re: Why my queen ant won't raise her brood

Post: # 21142Post Batspiderfish
Sat May 13, 2017 11:42 pm

I'm not sure what's going wrong with them, but they will probably need insect protein at this point. By one year, do you mean they were caught last May?
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chrismouth07
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Re: Why my queen ant won't raise her brood

Post: # 21146Post chrismouth07
Sun May 14, 2017 12:53 am

Yea i put in a chopped up piece of cricket and put in some SUNBURST Ant Nectar they both loved that.

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Re: Why my queen ant won't raise her brood

Post: # 21149Post Martialis
Sun May 14, 2017 8:05 am

No cricket needed. ;)
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Re: Why my queen ant won't raise her brood

Post: # 21152Post Batspiderfish
Sun May 14, 2017 9:00 am

Martialis wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 8:05 am
No cricket needed. ;)
If the queens have been eating their own brood for this long, they probably need protein.
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Re: Why my queen ant won't raise her brood

Post: # 21155Post Martialis
Sun May 14, 2017 10:02 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 9:00 am
If the queens have been eating their own brood for this long, they probably need protein.
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It seems I misunderstood these as freshly caught queens, you are correct.
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chrismouth07
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Re: Why my queen ant won't raise her brood

Post: # 21194Post chrismouth07
Mon May 15, 2017 12:17 am

Yeah i found them may 2016

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