Ant feeding

Posts and questions relating to ant diet & nutrition. Let us know what you’re feeding your ants.

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GardenGirl
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Ant feeding

Post: # 32718Post GardenGirl
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:46 pm

K, I have watched AntsCanada's feeding video, but need some specific answers.
Anyone feed canned bugs? I was looking at Fluker's brand. They offer crickets, meal worms, and grasshoppers (on Amazon). Is this a good alternative to live insects? I cannot get a regular supply of live insects (no reliable pet stores), and would rather not raise stinky feeders :? .
What is the best sugars source? Honey or fruit or something else? Is unfiltered honey better?
How do I know when I'm not feeding enough?
Thanks!

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Phoenix
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Re: Inquiry

Post: # 32725Post Phoenix
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:59 pm

For Sugary Goods - Fruit.
Any Insects In General, Smell Quite Badly.
'Have Fun.' - Gabe Newell

idahoantgirl
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Re: Ant feeding

Post: # 32846Post idahoantgirl
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:45 pm

Any sugar source is fine. ( as long as it is not artificially sweetened) Unfiltered honey is no better for ants than cheap bottom of the line honey. IT would be a waste of money to get the fancy unfiltered honey for insects. You cannot "overfeed" ants. When they need food, they will take it. When they don't need food, they will ignore it. :)
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.

Keeper of Tetramorium Immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

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