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My young Pheidole Pilifera colony won't eat sugar or nuts.


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#1 Offline Ltislander - Posted October 9 2018 - 4:13 PM

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They have eaten one small insect over the past week and have tons of brood. They haven't eaten all of the nuts I've given them and won't eat sugar water or watered down honey.



#2 Offline AURA - Posted October 10 2018 - 2:08 PM

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Pheidole are known to be picky eaters.



#3 Offline CoolColJ - Posted October 12 2018 - 3:49 AM

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Most likley because they are full check their gasters on magnifying glass or microscope etc

When Pheidole colonies are young they barely eat anything, and you can feed them on 2 week cycles.


Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus Sp1. (furnace ant) red and black, Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Lots of Pheidole colonies....
Polyrhachis rufifemur, Rhytidoponera aspera gamergate colony
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Nasutitermes fumigatus/dixoni subterranean pet/feeder termite colony journal = http://www.formicult...ournal/?p=96808
Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/


#4 Offline Ltislander - Posted October 13 2018 - 4:42 PM

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Thanks, they have started eating again because I think they got bored of just eating spiders. So I fed them a cricket and they swarmed it.






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