larvae brood boosting has been a bit hit and miss for these Rhytidoponera aspera, even if they feed themselves.
Seems like the colony and queen never really feed them, unless I dump the food directly onto the larvae
Rhytidoponera cf aspera queen 8-9mm queen
16mm Test tube - in small outworld
5 eggs, 1 brood boost larvae, 2 brood boost cocoon
She laid 4 more eggs. And today I gave her a second cocoon from the gamergate colony.
So she is getting there and will soon have 2 helpers
Rhytidoponera aspera Gamergate colony
20mm Test tube with aquarium filter wool dam, cardboard floor substrate.
7 workers - 2 maybe more as Gamergate queens, 5+ brood boost larvae.
Only has 5 brood boost larvae from the 30 or so they had.
2 cocooned which I gave to the R.aspera queen. So only seven of 30 made it... 2 are cocooning now