What foods to feed a Pharaoh ant queen and workers

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nullbyte
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What foods to feed a Pharaoh ant queen and workers

Post: # 34289Post nullbyte
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:22 am

I ambushed and capture some pharaoh queen and workers (3 queens and 10 to 15 workers) while they are moving to a new nest. the good thing is after i put them in a small improvised cage, the queens started to lay white eggs but i noticed that there is one queen that do not lay eggs. and the workers are not nursing her, they just snobbing her.

(i use my old earpods case. im just a newbie and that time i have no test tubes, there no test tube being sell in the nearest pharmacy.)

i just want to know what is the cause why she is not laying eggs and why the workers are just snobbing her. and what foods i should give to them? i put some graham cracker bits and some water on the improvised cage.

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Re: What foods to feed a Pharaoh ant queen and workers

Post: # 34297Post antnest8
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:12 pm

i think is is always good just to feed sugar water and some kind of feeder insects like mealworms.
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