Can I feed my Ants This?

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Is it ok to feed ants the Freeze Dried mealworms

Yeah, its cool, they will like it
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AntKorea
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Can I feed my Ants This?

Post: # 35533Post AntKorea
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:48 pm

At my PetCo in Colorado Springs I found Freeze Dried Mealworms they are about an inch long and 9 dollars per container. I dont have ants yet but im preparing for when I do in a month.

Idahoantguy
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Re: Can I feed my Ants This?

Post: # 35536Post Idahoantguy
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:57 pm

I’m pretty sure it’ll be good to eat, you just have to see what kind of food your ants like. In general though, fresh food is better than frozen.
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Re: Can I feed my Ants This?

Post: # 35537Post averagebilly
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:13 pm

currently, I have a Mealworm farm for my ants, but I used to just go into my garden and catch bettles. Make sure you kill any fresh insects/protein quickly, as it's the most humane thing to do.
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Re: Can I feed my Ants This?

Post: # 35555Post antnest8
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:27 pm

it is not advised to catch wild insects. i once had a 11 worker camponotus colony and one fly left only the queen alive
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Re: Can I feed my Ants This?

Post: # 35663Post AntsDakota
Sun May 06, 2018 3:16 pm

Idahoantguy wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:57 pm
I’m pretty sure it’ll be good to eat, you just have to see what kind of food your ants like. In general though, fresh food is better than frozen.
Agreed. Freeze dried food is not as nutrient rich as fresh food.
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