Raising feeders

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Idahoantguy
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Raising feeders

Post: # 33174Post Idahoantguy
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:12 pm

Hello everyone,
I was scrolling through the posts and saw one on feeders, which reminded me of some stuff. I could swear that I saw a video (I think from AntsCanada) on YouTube on raising different feeder insects, but I can’t seem to find it now.
If someone knows of a good video, or just knows how to raise cultures of fruit flies, crickets, mealworms, etc. that would be great! It would be awesome if someone could give me a summary or something!
Thanks,
Idahoantguy
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Re: Raising feeders

Post: # 33287Post idahoantgirl
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:22 pm

Idahoantguy wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:12 pm
Hello everyone,
I was scrolling through the posts and saw one on feeders, which reminded me of some stuff. I could swear that I saw a video (I think from AntsCanada) on YouTube on raising different feeder insects, but I can’t seem to find it now.
If someone knows of a good video, or just knows how to raise cultures of fruit flies, crickets, mealworms, etc. that would be great! It would be awesome if someone could give me a summary or something!
Thanks,
Idahoantguy
Here you go! This is ant's canadas vid on the subject. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb1qMZOHJv0
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It has no commander,
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Re: Raising feeders

Post: # 33288Post Batspiderfish
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:51 pm

If you want a nutritious and fool-proof food for ants, go with Drosophila flies. The downside is that cleaning out the old cultures can be pretty gross, but even the pickiest colonies seem to like em'.
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Idahoantguy
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Re: Raising feeders

Post: # 33492Post Idahoantguy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:40 pm

Sorry it took so long to get back to you guys! Thanks for the help!
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