My 1-yr Camponotus pennsylvanicus colony had several worker deaths recently, and many others look lethargic and are curling up. The colony also seems to be cannibalizing the dead/dying--I see dismembered and missing parts scattered around the formicarium.
I fed them a freshly killed cricket from a batch I bought at Petsmart about 3 weeks ago before I left for vacation. Plenty of moisture, sugar water feeder, etc. The colony looked healthy before (30+ workers, plenty of brood at various stages), and that's the only thing I can think of that's changed. I usually feed them crickets that have been previously frozen.
Is it possible for Petsmart crickets to be contaminated somehow? Is there anything I can do at this point?
Any help appreciated!
Edited by ambx327, July 5 2022 - 4:22 PM.