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 6:6-11

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.

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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Camponotus pennsylvanicus
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