two months ago i bought a novomessor cockerelli colony with 5 workers. since then, 1 worker, 2 pupae have died, 1 larvae and another larvae looks like its dead as well, it has turned brown. the 5 workers i have look healthy, the queen looks great and it has a nice clutch of eggs developing.
but i am wondering why my colony is losing workers. I'm guessing possibly nutrition?
what have you fed your cockerelli that they absolutely love? i can't seem to find something that they love! i give them crickets, roaches, and different seeds and cichlid pellets but nothing seems to make them go crazy. they don't seem to even bother with kentucky blue seeds, nyger seeds, or the cichlid pellets. they do tolerate the sunflower seeds it looks like and they do like feeding on crickets occasionally. sugar water drops are hit or miss.
thanks in advance!
Edited by KBant, November 22 2017 - 1:51 AM.