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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.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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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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