New Queen, no brood, no new ants.

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AntsPlayViola
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New Queen, no brood, no new ants.

Post: # 55733Post AntsPlayViola
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:46 am

I recently got Yellow crazy ants (2-3 weeks ago (was it really that long ago?)) And the queen has not produced any larvae, she has nanitics (15-25) but no new workers. I got the ants from petantsmanila.com . I've been feeding them mostly leftovers (fried chicken, potatoes, pandasals (bread), carrots, honey and more) But they have no brood. They have some sand in their outworld and their nest is under a jar-cap filled with honey. What am I doing wrong?

It may be temperature now that I think of it, what temperature should it be? If so where can I get heating rods / cables / mats in manila (I can't find any here) (I'm just leaving them in my bathroom right now and manila temp is right now 22-31*C)

Actually it might be humidity, how can I get optimal humidity with an AntsCanada Formica nest for yellow crazy ants (they're staying under the jar cap in the outworld now, so I think I might be doing something wrong)

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Re: New Queen, no brood, no new ants.

Post: # 55742Post antnest8
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:44 am

The ants might not accept the potato and the other vegetables. The fried chicken on the other hand they might. I would try not to disturb them and feed them more and different kinds of meat if you can, or even better some feeder insects.
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Re: New Queen, no brood, no new ants.

Post: # 55755Post JoeHostile1
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:01 am

The brood exclusively needs protein to survive. If your not providing enough protein than the colony can not support larvae. Usually ants will eat cooked chicken but that may not be doing it for them. You need to give them bugs as that would be their main food source in the wild. Also see if they accept seeds, a lot of ants will eat seeds, but a lot won’t so it’s hit or miss.
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Re: New Queen, no brood, no new ants.

Post: # 55780Post PwnerPie
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:50 pm

Fruit flies. Buy a colony from a petsmart of something and dump a solid 30 in. The ants will love hunting and the fruit flies store easily inside the nest without molding much. Meal worms can be good if you are looking for a ton of meat.
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Re: New Queen, no brood, no new ants.

Post: # 55790Post AntsPlayViola
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:18 pm

Thanks, I'm getting some meal worms soon (in a couple days) so my ants should start getting better. Thanks!

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