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what is the most craziest thing you feed your ants?

Post: # 16259Post Vaporeon189
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:38 pm

i'm interested. what is the most craziest thing you feed your ants? something like Mikey feeding his ants a sugar statue of Trump and Hillary. :?:
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Re: what is the most craziest thing you feed your ants?

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Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:05 pm

I have fed my Fire Ants a mouse before. It was what you call a "pinkie" (baby mouse). The colony isn't big enough just quite yet to eat a full sized mouse before it starts decaying and stinking. My ants are in my computer room (which is always warm due to the computer running 24/7 and also my 3d printer) and the last thing I want to smell is a rotten mouse! LOL
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Re: what is the most craziest thing you feed your ants?

Post: # 16266Post Vaporeon189
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:07 pm

MadVampy wrote:I have fed my Fire Ants a mouse before. It was what you call a "pinkie" (baby mouse). The colony isn't big enough just quite yet to eat a full sized mouse before it starts decaying and stinking. My ants are in my computer room (which is always warm due to the computer running 24/7 and also my 3d printer) and the last thing I want to smell is a rotten mouse! LOL
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Re: what is the most craziest thing you feed your ants?

Post: # 16267Post Vaporeon189
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:07 pm

awsome! when are you gonna feed an adult? was the pinkie alive?
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Re: what is the most craziest thing you feed your ants?

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Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:56 am

Well, once I froze a wild cricket and gave it to my ants. When I checked in them in the morning, it turned out the cricket was in a hibernating state! So yeah, a living cricket.
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Re: what is the most craziest thing you feed your ants?

Post: # 16287Post Batspiderfish
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:43 am

It would be really disgusting and abusive if anybody actually wanted to watch a living mouse slowly stung to death by ants.
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Re: what is the most craziest thing you feed your ants?

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Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:11 am

Indeed.
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Re: what is the most craziest thing you feed your ants?

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Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:05 pm

Reptile keepers get used to this. Its a food source like any other. :D
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Re: what is the most craziest thing you feed your ants?

Post: # 16299Post Batspiderfish
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:25 pm

larynx wrote:Reptile keepers get used to this. Its a food source like any other. :D
Mice don't get used to it. Feed a pre-killed mouse for all I care, but letting a mouse get stung to death by ants is just as abusive as letting dog or cat be stung to death by ants.
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Re: what is the most craziest thing you feed your ants?

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Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:41 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
larynx wrote:Reptile keepers get used to this. Its a food source like any other. :D
Mice don't get used to it. Feed a pre-killed mouse for all I care, but letting a mouse get stung to death by ants is just as abusive as letting dog or cat be stung to death by ants.
You're right they dont, it only happens to them once. :lol:
To each their own though, right. Im not debating your opinion, ive had this same conversation with hundreds of customers at the reptile shops ive worked at. And it always ends with both parties having the same opinion as when they started. I just keep in mind these feeders are bred and born for this sole purpose (unlike dogs or cats). FYI no one has said if this mouse was alive or dead yet. But i know some people do feed live and thats their prerogative. Just like its yours to feed what you want how you want.
I personally prefer pre killed but i dont judge or have a problem with others for what they do with their stuff. :D
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