I just had my first worker!

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wtf1992
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I just had my first worker!

Post: # 40714Post wtf1992
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:08 pm

I was pleased after coming home, from work to find out I had a fully developed worker ant, walking around the test tube. I was wondering do I have to start feeding them now? I put a piece of toliet paper saturated with grape juice, and I figured before proceeding with possiblt sangging crickets from the pet store, I should ask the fam for advice.

Casualfriday
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Re: I just had my first worker!

Post: # 40732Post Casualfriday
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:47 pm

Small drop of honey at first. Wait on the protein until you have a few workers and they have accepted the honey.
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solenopsis invicta x3
camponotus sp.
dorymyrmex sp.

FolloweroftheWay
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Re: I just had my first worker!

Post: # 40764Post FolloweroftheWay
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:24 pm

I have killed many niantics with honey when the species produces very small workers we begin with by drowning. I'd use honey and water with the absolute smallest drop possible. Use the sharp end of a toothpick or something similar.

Hope it helps.

M.
Solenopsis Richteri x 2
Lasius Neoniger x 2
Camponotus spp. x1
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antnest8
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Re: I just had my first worker!

Post: # 40821Post antnest8
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:12 pm

FolloweroftheWay wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:24 pm
I have killed many niantics with honey when the species produces very small workers we begin with by drowning. I'd use honey and water with the absolute smallest drop possible. Use the sharp end of a toothpick or something similar.

Hope it helps.

M.
same here but a safer method is a sugar water soaked cotton ball
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1 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis

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