semi claustral

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Fernando
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semi claustral

Post: # 31764Post Fernando
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:05 pm

ive just caught a pachycondyla queen wondering on my backyard, i will never know if whe was hunting or searching a place to make her nest, ive fed her a piece of cockroach i caught on my backyard (thoose kinda of earth cockroaches that live under rocks, not thoose trash one). how often should i give her cockroaches??

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Re: semi claustral

Post: # 32241Post idahoantgirl
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:55 pm

Fernando wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:05 pm
ive just caught a pachycondyla queen wondering on my backyard, i will never know if whe was hunting or searching a place to make her nest, ive fed her a piece of cockroach i caught on my backyard (thoose kinda of earth cockroaches that live under rocks, not thoose trash one). how often should i give her cockroaches??
Be careful with feeding bugs from outdoors! They could have pesticides on them that can be fatal to your colony. As far as amount, You can't "overfeed" a colony to the point where they get sick or anything like that. So I would say provide a small piece of bug for her and once it dries out give her a different piece. Also dont forget she needs sugar as well as protein
Proverbs 6:6-8

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.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

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