Feeding new colony.

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Feeding new colony.

Post: # 34482Post ZantKeeper
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:34 pm

Hi, my queens first workers are around now and I don't have any insects at the moment, would meats such as beef, chicken, pork etc work in small servings for protein? And for sugar, honey or chocolate?

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Re: Feeding new colony.

Post: # 34490Post antnest8
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:02 pm

all of those are OK for feeding. just don't take insects from the outside.
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Re: Feeding new colony.

Post: # 34542Post ZantKeeper
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:21 pm

Hey, thanks for the reply.

I tried putting some beef and honey out in the out world area but the ants won't leave the test tube to forage, any ideas why? I may just get rid of the out world for now and try putting the food directly into the tube, if they don't eat I'm worried they'll all die.

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Re: Feeding new colony.

Post: # 34546Post CherrieEvolved
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:13 am

Mine generally dont like to leave the test tube. I need to put the food inside of the entrance for them to get it. They dont need an out world until they have quite a few workers.
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