Feeding Pachycondyla Queen

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Feeding Pachycondyla Queen

Post: # 68605Post Tethiner
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:13 pm

I made the following setup for my Pachycondyla. She seems happy and has lost her wings.
I included a test tube/water setup covered to be dark. Soil and a rock to hid under. There is an additional small cap of water and of honey.

I have no experience with semi-claustral ants. She is very active. I am assuming she is "hunting" but I have not seen her at the water, or the honey. I have given her small bits of cut up super worm and roly poly (live and pre-killed). She does not seem to be interested at all. It has been about a week now. I am concerned about her not eating.

Is there a better food to try?
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Re: Feeding Pachycondyla Queen

Post: # 68626Post Tethiner
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:25 pm

I thought most people were feeding pre-killed rather than live.....
The rolly was because i read some Pachy's were isopod specialists.

I threw in the smallest superworm I had, she showed no interest and it just crawled away from her. :roll:
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