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Feeding new colony

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:01 pm
by BuckeyeAntLover
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.

Jeff

Re: Feeding new colony

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:40 pm
by Ryderw
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)