Should I feed my wild caught colony?

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HypernovaRain
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Should I feed my wild caught colony?

Post: # 22774Post HypernovaRain
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:07 pm

Yesterday I caught a queen in an already existing nest, I believe she is a Myrmica sp. (see my previous post for full story. http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=3481&p=22648#p22648 ) She is in a test tube setup with two workers and at least 5 eggs. Should I feed her now? Or would that stress her out? I have a test tube portal so feeding would be easy.

Also, should I go back to the original colony and get more workers? (Or maybe even queens?)
Keeping Myrmica sp
(6 Queens)

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Should I feed my wild caught colony?

Post: # 22777Post Batspiderfish
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:16 pm

Yes, to all of it.
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: Should I feed my wild caught colony?

Post: # 22778Post HypernovaRain
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:54 am

Thank you!
Keeping Myrmica sp
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