Freeze dried insects

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JoeHostile
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Freeze dried insects

Post: # 13844Post JoeHostile
Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:50 am

I usually feed my ants canned insects and those insects are still moist. At the pet store I saw freeze dried crickets and freeze dried mealworms in containers. They look very convenient, but there is no moisture left in them. Can ants eat freeze dried insects? Or they need fresh juicy insects.

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Freeze dried insects

Post: # 13853Post Batspiderfish
Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:18 pm

Adult ants can only drink the hemolymph from insects. They must have larvae in order to break down solid foods (if your ants find them palatable to begin with).
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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