myrmecia nigrocincta not eating

scolopendra277

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my myrmecia nigrocincta queen has two eggs and a big larvae. the larvae is pure white now, like it has no food in it, so i dropped in a cricket. she killed it and just left it, so i tried again the next day. the same thing happened, and has been for 4-5 days now. does anybody know why this is happening? I don't think the larvae is ready to pupate, it looks too small.
 

Ponerinecat

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my myrmecia nigrocincta queen has two eggs and a big larvae. the larvae is pure white now, like it has no food in it, so i dropped in a cricket. she killed it and just left it, so i tried again the next day. the same thing happened, and has been for 4-5 days now. does anybody know why this is happening? I don't think the larvae is ready to pupate, it looks too small.
An opaque pupae generally signifies pupation. Try different prey items, like roaches or FFs.
 

XxSpiderQueenxX

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my myrmecia nigrocincta queen has two eggs and a big larvae. the larvae is pure white now, like it has no food in it, so i dropped in a cricket. she killed it and just left it, so i tried again the next day. the same thing happened, and has been for 4-5 days now. does anybody know why this is happening? I don't think the larvae is ready to pupate, it looks too small.
you should join formiculture.com, the whole forum is basically for ants. you will most likely get more help there ;)
 
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