Can i use maple syrup for instead of honey

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Can i use maple syrup for instead of honey

Post: # 20401Post XxStrongHeroxX
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:50 pm

i have a new queen i caught a few days ago, and i dont have any honey at my house. Can i use maple syrup instead?
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Re: Can i use maple syrup for instead of honey

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Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:09 pm

Maple syrup (particularly the real stuff) is a great ant food. My ants and I actually prefer it over honey.
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Re: Can i use maple syrup for instead of honey

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Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:17 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:09 pm
Maple syrup (particularly the real stuff) is a great ant food. My ants and I actually prefer it over honey.
what about sugar free?
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Re: Can i use maple syrup for instead of honey

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Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:31 pm

XxStrongHeroxX wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:17 pm
Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:09 pm
Maple syrup (particularly the real stuff) is a great ant food. My ants and I actually prefer it over honey.
what about sugar free?
Ants are in this for the sugar. Fake sweeteners will starve or poison them.
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Re: Can i use maple syrup for instead of honey

Post: # 20414Post XxStrongHeroxX
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:58 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:31 pm
XxStrongHeroxX wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:17 pm
Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:09 pm
Maple syrup (particularly the real stuff) is a great ant food. My ants and I actually prefer it over honey.
what about sugar free?
Ants are in this for the sugar. Fake sweeteners will starve or poison them.
what about molasses?
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Re: Can i use maple syrup for instead of honey

Post: # 20428Post Batspiderfish
Mon May 01, 2017 5:58 am

Ants do not like molasses in my experience -- it might not be good for them. Do you have sugar that you can just mix with water?
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Re: Can i use maple syrup for instead of honey

Post: # 20460Post XxStrongHeroxX
Mon May 01, 2017 3:00 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 5:58 am
Ants do not like molasses in my experience -- it might not be good for them. Do you have sugar that you can just mix with water?
yeah but i wanted a alternative
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Re: Can i use maple syrup for instead of honey

Post: # 20475Post Serafine
Mon May 01, 2017 6:14 pm

MY Camponotus barbaricus love maple syrup.
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Re: Can i use maple syrup for instead of honey

Post: # 20496Post Batspiderfish
Mon May 01, 2017 8:06 pm

XxStrongHeroxX wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 3:00 pm
Batspiderfish wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 5:58 am
Ants do not like molasses in my experience -- it might not be good for them. Do you have sugar that you can just mix with water?
yeah but i wanted a alternative
Seeing as how all the other foods you have right now are unpalatable or poisonous to the ants, sugar water is going to be your best choice. It's pretty good ant food.
Links:
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http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

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