Where can get proteins for my ants??

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davislbsb
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Where can get proteins for my ants??

Post: # 17865Post davislbsb
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:41 pm

I have a young colony with 6 to 7 ants(camponotus sp). I don't know where to find insects for my ants. There aren't any insects in the nature because i live in a city and i didn't found them in pet stores. where do you think i could find some??

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Re: Where can get proteins for my ants??

Post: # 17868Post idahoantgirl
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:22 pm

davislbsb wrote:
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:41 pm
I have a young colony with 6 to 7 ants(camponotus sp). I don't know where to find insects for my ants. There aren't any insects in the nature because i live in a city and i didn't found them in pet stores. where do you think i could find some??
If you can't find them in pet stores, perhaps try fishing shops? They are sure to carry live bait.
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

Fulkol
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Re: Where can get proteins for my ants??

Post: # 17871Post Fulkol
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:11 pm

Buy a starter kit of some small feeding animal like wingless fruit flies and then you're good for a couple of months probably
You can get these on any online worldwide shopping sites

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Cale3459
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Re: Where can get proteins for my ants??

Post: # 17872Post Cale3459
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:34 pm

davislbsb wrote:
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:41 pm
I have a young colony with 6 to 7 ants(camponotus sp). I don't know where to find insects for my ants. There aren't any insects in the nature because i live in a city and i didn't found them in pet stores. where do you think i could find some??
A lot of pet stores keep crickets in the back room as feeder insects for reptiles. If the pet store has reptiles I am quite sure they will also have crickets. At the pet store I go to I just tell the store owner I need a dozen crickets and she goes and gets me a bag. I also buy cricket food and keep them alive myself so I always have a fresh source of protein for my colony. They are very easy to keep alongside my nest, I just throw a few cubes of food in daily and keep the water pillow full every couple weeks.
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