Food during the founding stage of the colony preferably are insects and other arthropods. Food should be of sizes that a lone queen can easily handle. If feeding large insects or arthropods be sure to cut into manageable sizes or mesh them up for the founding queen.
Though in a mature colony, workers will take food from most protein source including raw or cooked meat of chicken, beef, prawns, etc., however during the founding stage the queen prefer insects and other arthropods (including their eggs, larvae and pupae).
Last Updated: 2018 01 01
First Posted: 2009 10 30
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