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What to feed myrmentoma Camponotus species


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#1 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted May 31 2019 - 9:12 AM

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I have a small colony of Camponotus caryae, and they so far have refused house flys, nuts, seeds, and some other insects. Do you know of anything that they will almost always eat?
5 queen Temnothorax ambiguus (founding)
11 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis mississippiensis (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis impressa (founding)
1 queen Lasius interjectus (with 30 host workers)
x3 1 queen Camponotus subbarbatus (founding)
1 queen Strumigebys pilinasis (colony of about 30 workers)
1 queen Ponera pennsylvanica (founding)
x2 1 queen Pheidole bicarinata (founding)
1 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (~170 workers) ... also have 2 termite colonies.

#2 Offline Martialis - Posted May 31 2019 - 9:40 AM

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They sound stressed. I’d let them “chill out” in a dark and quiet place for a couple days. Feed them after that period.
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#3 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted May 31 2019 - 10:25 AM

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They sound stressed. I’d let them “chill out” in a dark and quiet place for a couple days. Feed them after that period.


Alright, will do!
5 queen Temnothorax ambiguus (founding)
11 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis mississippiensis (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis impressa (founding)
1 queen Lasius interjectus (with 30 host workers)
x3 1 queen Camponotus subbarbatus (founding)
1 queen Strumigebys pilinasis (colony of about 30 workers)
1 queen Ponera pennsylvanica (founding)
x2 1 queen Pheidole bicarinata (founding)
1 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (~170 workers) ... also have 2 termite colonies.

#4 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted May 31 2019 - 10:30 AM

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My Camponotus nearcticus haven't been eating much as they have repletes and have no need to eat, but when they do eat, they usually take sugar water. I gave my Camponotus snellingi colony a green jelly bean one night, and when I came back the next morning, they were all green! Just try and feed them sugary foods once they calm down.


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#5 Offline Acutus - Posted May 31 2019 - 4:44 PM

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I read a paper that said Caryae are thought to feed mostly on Honey dew and Nectar. Try Honey. :)


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Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

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#6 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted June 1 2019 - 12:14 PM

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Oh ya, I did forget to mention that they do like honey! :D although I’m mainly worried about the protein.
5 queen Temnothorax ambiguus (founding)
11 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis mississippiensis (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis impressa (founding)
1 queen Lasius interjectus (with 30 host workers)
x3 1 queen Camponotus subbarbatus (founding)
1 queen Strumigebys pilinasis (colony of about 30 workers)
1 queen Ponera pennsylvanica (founding)
x2 1 queen Pheidole bicarinata (founding)
1 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (~170 workers) ... also have 2 termite colonies.




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