A few days ago, I caught two Ponera pennsylvanica queens. All I know about their diet so far is that they are mostly predatory and supposedly don't like sweets. I've tried giving them pre-killed fruit flies (the only feeder insect I currently have available), but they ignored them. Has anyone raised this species before and have recommendations on what they might eat?
One of the queens accepted a live fruit fly larvae just now.
I have a couple more questions that just popped into mind. 1) I remember hearing that they do better in setups with dirt. Should I give them a petri dish setup, or would adding some substrate to their test tube work? 2) AntWiki says they are polygynous. Can anyone confirm this? If so, I'd like to try mixing the queens.
Edited by Mettcollsuss, September 7 2018 - 5:19 AM.