Ants not eating food or exploring

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Ants not eating food or exploring

Post: # 67441Post GeoAntsCanadaFan
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:00 pm

I have a young Tetramorium colony who I have atatched to an AC Test tube Portal for feeding, however, they never wander out, I keep my eye on them and they never touch the food we provide for them, it's been a while since they have accepted and visibly eaten food, however there is lots of brood, so far there are 9 workers and the queen along with lots of larvae and pupa but no eggs. I have porvided lots of different types of protein but none seem to be accepted including precrushed feeder mealworms. If anyone has any suggestions please leave them!

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Re: Ants not eating food or exploring

Post: # 67486Post AusAnts
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:53 pm

They may be exploring and eating when your not looking.
2 x iridomyrmex sp Queen:15+ workers
2 x iridomyrmex pallidus: 40+ workers
1 x pheidole megacephala:2 queen 300 workers.
1 x opisthopsis Queen: 14 workers

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Re: Ants not eating food or exploring

Post: # 67657Post KdenKden
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:03 pm

During this time of the year some temperature drops and ants go into hibernation. its best to leave them alone for a while but regularly check for updates. As the temperature increases your ants will be more active.

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