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

(Just one queen so far, still figuring things out!)

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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.
Links:
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

HypernovaRain
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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

(Just one queen so far, still figuring things out!)

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