Formica Colony Help

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Formica Colony Help

Post: # 51807Post MrSmiley
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:06 pm

I have had a small formica colony (3 workers) for a while and in the last couple of weeks they have come to a kind of stand still. They have not laid any eggs and do not seem to be eating much. I feed them every 5 days (A drop of honey and a small piece of lunch meat), and replace their water every seven and I don't disturb them except those times. I think they may be starting to hibernate but it seems a bit early for that. I you have any questions please ask me and I will try to respond as soon as I can. Thanks.

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Re: Formica Colony Help

Post: # 51808Post cheetawolf
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:09 pm

you should only replace their water every 2 months or so, and yes they are probably getting ready for hibernation
yay for ants!

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