A few weeks ago, I've caught an ant queen that has absolutely amazed me. It looked like a small Solenopsis Geminata queen, but it had a smaller sized gaster and its abdomen wasn't striped. A few days later, excessive research revealed it to be a Tetramorium Bicarinatum queen (I couldn't see any spines though).
I then put it in a standard claustral setup (I copied the format of my very successful Ochetellus, Anoplolepis, and Technomyrmex nests), but it didn't lay a single egg. A week later I put a dead cricket for it to eat and, of course, it tore it apart, making my job as an ant keeper much harder (I've had bad luck with semi-claustral ants. My only other semi-claustral queen is a sterile Pseudomyrmex queen). As of now, it has one larvae (it keeps on eating its other eggs). Does anyone have any advice on this picky species?
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Edited by Hawaiiant, November 29 2016 - 9:03 PM.