I did a search and not much came up on the subject so I thought I'd just ask.
Liquid foods are always mentioned, sugar based, protein based or combined.
Would the liquid in the bottom of a pack of meat, lean beef or kangaroo be good as a liquid protein source?
It's free and plentiful.
I ask because A - I'm cooking steak and B - this queen was found alone, not during a recent nuptial flight, when winter was well upon us.
I assume she was flooded out of her founding chamber because the garden she was travelling from had eaves overhanging it and looked waterlogged, therefore I think it's quite possible that she already laid eggs before I found her and might have used up some of her protein reserves.
I'm wondering if I should feed her something? I can do so without compromising her founding chamber which is in a peat/sand mix as she made her nest so that the tube included to add water to the bottom of the substrate leads into her nest and liquids can be added via syringe (the enclosure was not intended for a queen ant).
Edited by DaveJay, July 5 2018 - 1:45 AM.