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AntsTexas
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Queen Care

Post: # 19112Post AntsTexas
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:35 pm

Tomorrow, I'm going to pick up my Camponotus sp. queen that I bought off of GAN. She had two workers, but the second one died. I'm going to start them off in an AC Test Tube Portal V2. This is what's in it: top left: water tube, bottom left: sugar water tube, top right: empty tube, bottom right: queen tube. I was wondering if that sounded like a good setup for now, and if anybody has some good suggestions for early colony care of carpenter ants. Also, when can I start feeding them baby Dubias?
Keeper of:
Solenopsis invicta
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Tapinoma melanocephalum
Pogonomrymex barbatus
Looking for:
Pogonomrymex rugosus
Atta texana
Anything that isn't a fire ant...

idahoantgirl
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Re: Queen Care

Post: # 19148Post idahoantgirl
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:49 pm

AntsTexas wrote:
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:35 pm
Tomorrow, I'm going to pick up my Camponotus sp. queen that I bought off of GAN. She had two workers, but the second one died. I'm going to start them off in an AC Test Tube Portal V2. This is what's in it: top left: water tube, bottom left: sugar water tube, top right: empty tube, bottom right: queen tube. I was wondering if that sounded like a good setup for now, and if anybody has some good suggestions for early colony care of carpenter ants. Also, when can I start feeding them baby Dubias?
Sounds good! You might want to try starting off with a roach leg. Only when your colony has many more workers can you feed whole roaches.
Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

AntsTexas
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Re: Queen Care

Post: # 19152Post AntsTexas
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:55 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:49 pm
AntsTexas wrote:
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:35 pm
Tomorrow, I'm going to pick up my Camponotus sp. queen that I bought off of GAN. She had two workers, but the second one died. I'm going to start them off in an AC Test Tube Portal V2. This is what's in it: top left: water tube, bottom left: sugar water tube, top right: empty tube, bottom right: queen tube. I was wondering if that sounded like a good setup for now, and if anybody has some good suggestions for early colony care of carpenter ants. Also, when can I start feeding them baby Dubias?
Sounds good! You might want to try starting off with a roach leg. Only when your colony has many more workers can you feed whole roaches.
Ok, I gave them a drop of honey today. I'll be giving them a cricket leg on Wednesday.
Keeper of:
Solenopsis invicta
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Tapinoma melanocephalum
Pogonomrymex barbatus
Looking for:
Pogonomrymex rugosus
Atta texana
Anything that isn't a fire ant...

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Queen Care

Post: # 19159Post Batspiderfish
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:28 am

Drosophila (vinegar) flies are an excellent food for ants, especially young colonies. I find that only more mature colonies will accept larger prey items.
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Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

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