These queens were caught on 5/13/17 on a warm day a couple days after it had rained. Most were pulled from a pool but 2 were caught in the woods. I decided to hold off on making this journal until I at least had eggs since I had no idea how to get them started. I will make sure to update this whenever anything significant happens.
I have been feeding them fruit flies and just gave them cricket legs/heads. It seems like all the ones that have eggs/larvae have eaten the fruit flies while the ones that didn't have not yet.
They seem to be semi-claustral so I created some setups where they could forage for food out of small containers from the dollar store.
It looks like the setups are working - at least 2 of them have eggs/larvae! Here is a picture of one of them which also decided to make a claustral chamber in the cotton holding the water:
It seems like no one has really ever tried keeping them so hopefully I can get a colony started.
Edited by ultraex2, June 1 2018 - 10:35 PM.