Killing Feeders

Posts and questions relating to ant diet & nutrition. Let us know what you’re feeding your ants.

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hiitsmeiambored
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Killing Feeders

Post: # 30803Post hiitsmeiambored
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:10 am

I'm debating keeping mealworms when my lasius niger queen has workers and can be moved into her permanant home and want to know what the best way to kill them is. Would freezing or boiling work and if so how would you freeze/boil them. Thanks
Trying to start lasius niger colony. Hoping to keep myrmica rubra and lasius flavus in the future and considering mealworms. Current keeper of 3 evil monsters aka rabbits

idahoantgirl
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Re: Killing Feeders

Post: # 30984Post idahoantgirl
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:26 pm

hiitsmeiambored wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:10 am
I'm debating keeping mealworms when my lasius niger queen has workers and can be moved into her permanant home and want to know what the best way to kill them is. Would freezing or boiling work and if so how would you freeze/boil them. Thanks
I buy a pack of mealworms, and keep them in the freezer (zip lock baggies or mason jars) Then when my colony is hungry its easy to take one out, chop it up, and stick it in the outworld
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

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