How to feed Semi-Claustral Queen

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madmax
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How to feed Semi-Claustral Queen

Post: # 56125Post madmax
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:07 am

I have found an Odontomachus queen, which also known as Trapjaw Ants. They r semi-claustral, it means that they need to be fed during their founding stage.

My question is, how often should i fed her? Once a week? or once every 3 days?

I'm afraid that she'll die

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Re: How to feed Semi-Claustral Queen

Post: # 56129Post JoeHostile1
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:01 am

Feed her as much food as she will take as often as she will take it. First put her test tube in a container with a lid. And make her test tube opening smaller because she won’t like a wide open test tube.

You don’t need to worry about over feeding her since youre not shoving the food into her test tube. I usually feed my colonies every two days. But after I feed them I check a couple hours later, if they took all the food I gave them then I give them more. Your queen probably doesn’t need to eat every two days, but I would feed her more than once a week.
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Re: How to feed Semi-Claustral Queen

Post: # 56799Post king12345
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:02 am

Get a tub and place the tube in it. Then open the tube. You can place food in the tub every few days and she will crawl out to eat it.


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Re: How to feed Semi-Claustral Queen

Post: # 56800Post king12345
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:04 am

Great job finding your odontomachus queen though! Can you send a photo pls? Thx

I might help finding the exact species of the ant.

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