Can anyone help my odontomachus queen ant???

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Nj6000
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Re: Can anyone help my odontomachus queen ant???

Post: # 28385Post Nj6000
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:18 am

Try just giving cricket body parts because it is probably intimidated by the whole cricket . Also might want to give it something sweet .

averagebilly
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Re: Can anyone help my odontomachus queen ant???

Post: # 28428Post averagebilly
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:56 pm

If she rejects it, then take it out and try tomorrow until she accepts. if she goes a week without eating, give her some honey. at least that's what I've heard you're supposed to do.
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Cartil
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Re: Can anyone help my odontomachus queen ant???

Post: # 28544Post Cartil
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:54 pm

I think you should just give a cricket leg. It's just a queen by herself, she doesn't need a full cricket anyway. Even a leg is probably too big. I would imagine she might need something sweet (honey or sugar water) more than protein though, but not sure. If you do give her honey, make sure you give a tiny drop, because she could drown in it otherwise.

Proverbs66
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Re: Can anyone help my odontomachus queen ant???

Post: # 28576Post Proverbs66
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:20 pm

Trap jaw ants are picky eaters don't offer whole insects but only small bits and pieces I've also heard that they readily accept meal worms :mrgreen:
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