Need Help With Feeding

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Need Help With Feeding

Post: # 71611Post TomvANTol
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:31 pm

So I have a camponotus pennsylvanicus queen with a good amount of brood and larvae in the cocoon stage.(No workers yet) I really need to know one thing: when should I introduce food to the colony. Also, when I do that, what food should it be, only sugars to start, or protein too? I need this fast because her first workers are coming soon. Thanks.

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Re: Need Help With Feeding

Post: # 71619Post CabboAntsGuy
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:26 pm

HI TomvANTol, I'll start by inviting you to the Camponotus Crew page(link in signature below) where you'll be able to get a lot more info. When you get maybe 2-3 workers you could give them a cricket leg or a small fly (dead obviously) and a very small drop of honey.
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