Feeding new colony

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Feeding new colony

Post: # 40250Post BuckeyeAntLover
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:01 pm

Hello everyone-
All 3 of my colonies have about 15 or less workers, 1 colony with only about 4 workers. The colony with about 15 workers is a Formica, the other 2 colonies are camponotus. How often should I be feeding them and how much? I started with a small cricket every few days along with some honey. I recently tried small cut up meal worms, but it looks like the worms are molding quickly. I don’t want to overfeed them as I don’t want a mold outbreak, however at the same time, I don’t want to underfeed them. Any tips would be appreciated.


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Re: Feeding new colony

Post: # 40252Post Ryderw
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:40 pm

I'm just posting this because i want to be updated on replies as i want to know too (I have a colony ready to hatch out of a test tube)
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Odontomachus relictus *VERY rare from what I heard*

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Re: Feeding new colony

Post: # 61961Post GreenTikiFire
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:41 pm

Me too! Is there a link to a guide for this?

Found MIkey's Video:


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