Perfect recipie

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AntsSA
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Perfect recipie

Post: # 17167Post AntsSA
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:06 am

Hey ant lovers..
what recipie do you feed your ants for better colony development and any tips for me
i feed my ants ( lepisiota colony with 150-200 workers and a lot of brood ) a daily meal worm chopped into pieces and honey and water.
Keeping.
lepisiota capensis colony
Cardiocondyla sp.
Founding
Messor. Sp. X 4
Myrmicine Sp. X 2
atopomyrmex Sp. X 2
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Re: Perfect recipie

Post: # 18537Post idahoantgirl
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:09 pm

AntsSA wrote:
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:06 am
Hey ant lovers..
what recipie do you feed your ants for better colony development and any tips for me
i feed my ants ( lepisiota colony with 150-200 workers and a lot of brood ) a daily meal worm chopped into pieces and honey and water.
Cricket or cockroach is more nutritious for ants than meal worms. I use crickets.
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, Lasius Neoniger

Fulkol
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Re: Perfect recipie

Post: # 18541Post Fulkol
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:53 am

25ml Liquid Amino Acid (a kind of athlete drink known as BCAA, usually sold in capsule form in pharmacies)
50ml Maple Syrup (or Honey)
130gr Glucose Known as grape sugar, normal sugar good as well)
480ml water

mix these on room temperature and make tube setups with this mixture for the ants to drink
contains everything they get from aphids in the nature

xTNxANTMANx
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Re: Perfect recipie

Post: # 18567Post xTNxANTMANx
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:54 pm

Do you use the powder or liquid BCAA? Or I'll just ask what you use, what's it called? Lol.
Keeping:
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Crematogaster ashmeadi
Crematogaster missouriensis
Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x2
Lasius sp x2
Pheidole sp. x3
Tetramorium immigrans x2
Unknown sp.

Fulkol
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Re: Perfect recipie

Post: # 18571Post Fulkol
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:58 pm

xTNxANTMANx wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:54 pm
Do you use the powder or liquid BCAA? Or I'll just ask what you use, what's it called? Lol.
I use powder from body building shop (leftover frm bodybuilding) but once it's depleted I'm gonna buy liquid because the powder that I have left is flavored and I don't think it adds that much extra for my ants, they seem to prefer honey/sugar flavor instead of fruits etc.

The only problem is that I had left a quantity for a week for myself but that's enough for like ten liters of this stuff so :D I might just buy a new load of it in liquid form

xTNxANTMANx
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Re: Perfect recipie

Post: # 18591Post xTNxANTMANx
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:51 pm

I looked up Liquid BCAA on amazon and it gives so many options. I wanna get one that's cheap but not real sure what I'm looking for. Is it just an amino supplement or what exactly?
Keeping:
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Crematogaster ashmeadi
Crematogaster missouriensis
Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x2
Lasius sp x2
Pheidole sp. x3
Tetramorium immigrans x2
Unknown sp.

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