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Trap jaw Ant queen feeding and care.

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#1 Offline AntsSoutheast - Posted January 11 2021 - 11:48 PM

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Hi! How do I feed my trap jaw ant queen? She has not been eating since I caught her and fed her a small caterpillar icon_e_sad.gif . She also doesn't have any eggs icon_e_confused.gif . She is a queen caught in Quezon City, Philippines at 12:00 Midnight. Also can I have an ID of what species of trap jaw. Correct me if i'm wrong but I think it is Odontomachus infandus. icon_e_smile.gif . 

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#2 Offline DIACAMMAWORLDCOOL - Posted January 12 2021 - 12:11 AM

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I would say try termites or small spiders. Small insects are what trap jaws love.It is tough to grow a colony of trap jaws from a single queen.
And she may not be mated cause of the wings.


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#3 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted January 12 2021 - 5:15 AM

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She'll need insects and a sugar source like fruit or sugar water. She may not be fertile, and it is possible that is why she still has wings, but that is not the best indicator by any means.


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#4 Offline DIACAMMAWORLDCOOL - Posted January 12 2021 - 6:10 AM

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She'll need insects and a sugar source like fruit or sugar water. She may not be fertile, and it is possible that is why she still has wings, but that is not the best indicator by any means.

I don't think that sp.of trap jaw accepts sugary substances.



#5 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted January 12 2021 - 7:19 AM

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She'll need insects and a sugar source like fruit or sugar water. She may not be fertile, and it is possible that is why she still has wings, but that is not the best indicator by any means.

I don't think that sp.of trap jaw accepts sugary substances.

 

All ants need some source of sugar. For trap jaws I see fruit being offered a lot.



#6 Offline antsandmore - Posted January 12 2021 - 8:20 AM

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yep, termites, fruit flies, small insects you can find. Caterpillars may be too big. Also, try to leave them in the outworld to let her forage(please correct me if i'm wrong.)


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#7 Offline DIACAMMAWORLDCOOL - Posted January 12 2021 - 7:53 PM

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She'll need insects and a sugar source like fruit or sugar water. She may not be fertile, and it is possible that is why she still has wings, but that is not the best indicator by any means.

I don't think that sp.of trap jaw accepts sugary substances.

 

All ants need some source of sugar. For trap jaws I see fruit being offered a lot.

 

Many species of odontomachus are carnivores.



#8 Offline AntsSoutheast - Posted January 13 2021 - 9:06 PM

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yep, termites, fruit flies, small insects you can find. Caterpillars may be too big. Also, try to leave them in the outworld to let her forage(please correct me if i'm wrong.)

It was a small caterpillar, smaller than her head.


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#9 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted January 14 2021 - 6:37 AM

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She'll need insects and a sugar source like fruit or sugar water. She may not be fertile, and it is possible that is why she still has wings, but that is not the best indicator by any means.

I don't think that sp.of trap jaw accepts sugary substances.

 

All ants need some source of sugar. For trap jaws I see fruit being offered a lot.

 

Many species of odontomachus are carnivores.

 

They don't know the species 100%, so it would be advisable to give the queen a sugar source to gauge her reaction.


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#10 Offline DIACAMMAWORLDCOOL - Posted January 14 2021 - 7:36 AM

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She'll need insects and a sugar source like fruit or sugar water. She may not be fertile, and it is possible that is why she still has wings, but that is not the best indicator by any means.

I don't think that sp.of trap jaw accepts sugary substances.

 

All ants need some source of sugar. For trap jaws I see fruit being offered a lot.

 

Many species of odontomachus are carnivores.

 

They don't know the species 100%, so it would be advisable to give the queen a sugar source to gauge her reaction.

 

Try it out ,but I'm pretty sure she won't accept.



#11 Offline Amatty76 - Posted January 18 2021 - 11:24 PM

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Odontomachus will drink sugars, but they’re not really needed. I’ve even observed mine doing trophallaxis and storing sugars using substrate.







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