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by Johnfer
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Black Soldier Fly Larvae as protein source
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Black Soldier Fly Larvae as protein source

Just an update: I tried offering some larvae again, but instead of giving them right away I boiled the larvae for a few minutes. Using this technique, it took a lot more to start turning black and I saw some ants feeding on it. So, for someone facing the same problems, an advice is to boil the larva...
by Johnfer
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Black Soldier Fly Larvae as protein source
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Black Soldier Fly Larvae as protein source

Thank you for the help! I offered some pieces of a frozen larvae and the ants did not accept, but I think it is because the colony is very young (~20 workers). Once the larvae is in ambient temperature, it darkens very very fast. After 15 minutes it is completely black and after 1 hour it starts to ...
by Johnfer
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: [5 mm queen + colony] Brazil - Sao Paulo
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: [5 mm queen + colony] Brazil - Sao Paulo

Thank you all for the help!

I searched for Tapinoma species in Sao Paulo and the only I found is called Tapinoma atriceps, but there are few photos to compare them :(, but I'm very happy with Tapinoma sp. :)
Can Tapinoma ants really have multiple queens? So... Will this colony produce more queens?
by Johnfer
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Black Soldier Fly Larvae as protein source
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Black Soldier Fly Larvae as protein source

Hello everyone, I bought some BSF (black soldier fly) larvae (Hermetia illucens) by mistake thinking it was mealworm (beginner mistake), and I was wondering if I can give them to my ants. According to Wikipedia they have a high amount of protein and they really look like (sort of) mealworms. Has any...
by Johnfer
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: [5 mm queen + colony] Brazil - Sao Paulo
Replies: 5
Views: 319

[5 mm queen + colony] Brazil - Sao Paulo

Hello everyone, On June I caught this queen. Since then, I have been taking care of her. Now the colony has 15 workers, but I don't know what species they are. The queen has about 5 mm long, red-dark color. The workers are brownish-transparent, about 3 mm long. No majors, all are the same size, they...