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Questions about my small Camponotus novaeboracensis colony.

Post: # 88500Post antperson24
Wed Feb 23, 2022 4:59 pm

I have a Camponotus novaeboracensis colony with seven workers in a Tarheelants mini hearth.
They just got done hibernating about one week ago. Only one worker has had a small drink of honey. So I was wondering if they needed something different to eat or if this is normal. They do seem a little scared to go up into the feeding area, so I was also wondering if I should put them back into a test tube setup or what.
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Re: Questions about my small Camponotus novaeboracensis colony.

Post: # 88507Post SolenopsisKeeper
Wed Feb 23, 2022 6:01 pm

antperson24 wrote:
Wed Feb 23, 2022 4:59 pm
I have a Camponotus novaeboracensis colony with seven workers in a Tarheelants mini hearth.
They just got done hibernating about one week ago. Only one worker has had a small drink of honey. So I was wondering if they needed something different to eat or if this is normal. They do seem a little scared to go up into the feeding area, so I was also wondering if I should put them back into a test tube setup or what.
No this is a fine nest. They are timid but defensive at small stages, as one worker that dies in the wild would mean death to the colony. They need protein, and also you can try eggs, fruits, other sugar sources, and anything they would find in your local area.
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Re: Questions about my small Camponotus novaeboracensis colony.

Post: # 88523Post antperson24
Thu Feb 24, 2022 8:37 am

SolenopsisKeeper wrote:
Wed Feb 23, 2022 6:01 pm
antperson24 wrote:
Wed Feb 23, 2022 4:59 pm
I have a Camponotus novaeboracensis colony with seven workers in a Tarheelants mini hearth.
They just got done hibernating about one week ago. Only one worker has had a small drink of honey. So I was wondering if they needed something different to eat or if this is normal. They do seem a little scared to go up into the feeding area, so I was also wondering if I should put them back into a test tube setup or what.
No this is a fine nest. They are timid but defensive at small stages, as one worker that dies in the wild would mean death to the colony. They need protein, and also you can try eggs, fruits, other sugar sources, and anything they would find in your local area.
Thanks. I'll give them some hard-boiled egg.
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Re: Questions about my small Camponotus novaeboracensis colony.

Post: # 88543Post antperson24
Thu Feb 24, 2022 5:47 pm

I bought a bottle of Ant Park Protein Super Gel.
Does anyone know if Camponotus novaeboracensis likes this brand of protein gel?

Link: https://www.antkeepingdepot.com/collections/food/products/ant-park-super-gel
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Re: Questions about my small Camponotus novaeboracensis colony.

Post: # 88545Post SolenopsisKeeper
Thu Feb 24, 2022 5:50 pm

antperson24 wrote:
Thu Feb 24, 2022 5:47 pm
I bought a bottle of Ant Park Protein Super Gel.
Does anyone know if Camponotus novaeboracensis likes this brand of protein gel?

Link: https://www.antkeepingdepot.com/collections/food/products/ant-park-super-gel
My Floridanus like protein jelly, but get tired of it quickly
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Re: Questions about my small Camponotus novaeboracensis colony.

Post: # 88546Post antperson24
Thu Feb 24, 2022 6:03 pm

SolenopsisKeeper wrote:
Thu Feb 24, 2022 5:50 pm
antperson24 wrote:
Thu Feb 24, 2022 5:47 pm
I bought a bottle of Ant Park Protein Super Gel.
Does anyone know if Camponotus novaeboracensis likes this brand of protein gel?

Link: https://www.antkeepingdepot.com/collections/food/products/ant-park-super-gel
My Floridanus like protein jelly, but get tired of it quickly
Thank you. That is good to know.
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Re: Questions about my small Camponotus novaeboracensis colony.

Post: # 88615Post antperson24
Sun Feb 27, 2022 8:34 am

Does anyone know if there is a place in the U.S. in which to buy protein jelly online?
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Re: Questions about my small Camponotus novaeboracensis colony.

Post: # 88617Post SolenopsisKeeper
Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:21 am

antperson24 wrote:
Sun Feb 27, 2022 8:34 am
Does anyone know if there is a place in the U.S. in which to buy protein jelly online?
Akd sells it, and Amazon sells it for crickets, but I haven’t tried it off Amazon.
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Re: Questions about my small Camponotus novaeboracensis colony.

Post: # 88618Post antperson24
Sun Feb 27, 2022 1:39 pm

SolenopsisKeeper wrote:
Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:21 am
antperson24 wrote:
Sun Feb 27, 2022 8:34 am
Does anyone know if there is a place in the U.S. in which to buy protein jelly online?
Akd sells it, and Amazon sells it for crickets, but I haven’t tried it off Amazon.
Could you please tell me the names of them? Thanks.
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Re: Questions about my small Camponotus novaeboracensis colony.

Post: # 88620Post SolenopsisKeeper
Sun Feb 27, 2022 3:34 pm

antperson24 wrote:
Sun Feb 27, 2022 1:39 pm
SolenopsisKeeper wrote:
Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:21 am
antperson24 wrote:
Sun Feb 27, 2022 8:34 am
Does anyone know if there is a place in the U.S. in which to buy protein jelly online?
Akd sells it, and Amazon sells it for crickets, but I haven’t tried it off Amazon.
Could you please tell me the names of them? Thanks.
Antkeeping depot under the food section, and if you search protein jelly on amazon
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