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AntNoobster
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can i feed earthworms to my ants? PLZ HELP!!! Need response soon!

Post: # 36260Post AntNoobster
Wed May 23, 2018 2:24 am

i have a iridomyrmex colony of a few workers, do you think i can feed it earthworms or slaters/pill bugs?
"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest." Proverbs 6:6-8


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8x Iridomyrmex sp.
1x Pheidole sp.

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Re: can i feed earthworms to my ants? PLZ HELP!!! Need response soon!

Post: # 36265Post PTasker15
Wed May 23, 2018 9:54 am

No Slime And You'll Be Fine.
Colonies:
1 Tetramourium Binarcairtum
1 Crematogaster Biroi
Founding:
3 Camponotus Deciepens
7 Camponotus Ceastenus
14 Brachymyrmex Patagonica
6 Psudomyrmex Graccilis
1 Hypoponera Sp
2 Cyphromyrmex Sp.
Dream Species-Atta Texana

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Re: can i feed earthworms to my ants? PLZ HELP!!! Need response soon!

Post: # 36292Post AntNoobster
Thu May 24, 2018 4:57 am

PTasker15 wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:54 am
No Slime And You'll Be Fine.
How do I get rid of the slime?
By the way nice rhyme.
I hope they'll be fine.
"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest." Proverbs 6:6-8


Founding:
8x Iridomyrmex sp.
1x Pheidole sp.

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Re: can i feed earthworms to my ants? PLZ HELP!!! Need response soon!

Post: # 36302Post antnest8
Thu May 24, 2018 3:06 pm

what is wrong about the slime all of the ants outside seem to love worms
keeper of
2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 Myrmica queen
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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Re: can i feed earthworms to my ants? PLZ HELP!!! Need response soon!

Post: # 36334Post AntNoobster
Fri May 25, 2018 6:19 am

ok thanks
"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest." Proverbs 6:6-8


Founding:
8x Iridomyrmex sp.
1x Pheidole sp.

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Re: can i feed earthworms to my ants? PLZ HELP!!! Need response soon!

Post: # 36345Post idahoantgirl
Fri May 25, 2018 2:54 pm

it isn't reccomended. They could be carrying diseases or more likely, pesticides that can kill your colony. :!: Get some crickets or mealworms from the pet store .
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

PTasker15
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Re: can i feed earthworms to my ants? PLZ HELP!!! Need response soon!

Post: # 36422Post PTasker15
Sun May 27, 2018 2:56 pm

AntNoobster wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 4:57 am
PTasker15 wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:54 am
No Slime And You'll Be Fine.
How do I get rid of the slime?
By the way nice rhyme.
I hope they'll be fine.
If Its A Small Species,They May Get Stuck In The Slime
Colonies:
1 Tetramourium Binarcairtum
1 Crematogaster Biroi
Founding:
3 Camponotus Deciepens
7 Camponotus Ceastenus
14 Brachymyrmex Patagonica
6 Psudomyrmex Graccilis
1 Hypoponera Sp
2 Cyphromyrmex Sp.
Dream Species-Atta Texana

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