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Formica123's Formica Cinerea (Colony)

Post: # 1609Post formica123
Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:10 pm

Hi guys!
This journal is about my biggest colony of Formica Cinerea with around 20 workers and 1 queen, who seems to have stopped laying for he season now :(
I got them this year with a nest i was given and they are great! They didnt seem to like the nest so i put them in a test tube and then placed that inside of an outworld which they seem to like.
A heat-mat has been placed under this :)
Fed them a mealworm today and a drop of honey which went down well!

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Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:00 am

Do you crush/cut the mealworm before giving it to them? Do you give it to them live?
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Post: # 1738Post formica123
Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:05 am

ooper01 wrote:Do you crush/cut the mealworm before giving it to them? Do you give it to them live?
It depends, if its a big one il crush it, if its a small one most of the time i crush its head but sometimes i just plop it in

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Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:00 am

Gotcha. What else do you feed Formica? I have a few Formica colonies and I'm trying to determine what best to feed them.
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Post: # 1746Post formica123
Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:15 am

ooper01 wrote:Gotcha. What else do you feed Formica? I have a few Formica colonies and I'm trying to determine what best to feed them.
Flies, Caterpillars (Not rare ones though!), Crickets, Fruitflies, ham, practically anything!
And lots of honey

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