can ants have maple syrup

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can ants have maple syrup

Post: # 29371Post sandwichmanj
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:12 pm

can they
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Re: can ants have maple syrup

Post: # 29372Post Rhetorik
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:20 pm

One way too find out...

I tried normal syrup with some wild Camponotus and they wouldn't go near it.
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Re: can ants have maple syrup

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Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:33 pm

i tried and they drank it
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Re: can ants have maple syrup

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Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:48 pm

I tried with some formica and they took it.
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Re: can ants have maple syrup

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Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:27 pm

Just because they take it doesn't mean it provides the correct nutrition for them. I would stick with honey :D
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Re: can ants have maple syrup

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Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:09 pm

AntsRule wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:27 pm
Just because they take it doesn't mean it provides the correct nutrition for them. I would stick with honey :D
sugar is sugar man
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Re: can ants have maple syrup

Post: # 29426Post StormDancer
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:45 am

Sugar is sugar but honey is one of the few sugar sources that is also packed with a number of other benefits. It's packed with nutrition if you get the unprocessed raw honey. Refined white sugars are not good for anyone though they taste good :D .
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Re: can ants have maple syrup

Post: # 29433Post Rhetorik
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:34 am

StormDancer wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:45 am
Sugar is sugar but honey is one of the few sugar sources that is also packed with a number of other benefits. It's packed with nutrition if you get the unprocessed raw honey. Refined white sugars are not good for anyone though they taste good :D .
True.

Could run a little experiment, put out both and see which they prefer. Camponotus sp. would most likely feed on maple syrup in the wild. Might be a good idea to give then syrup every once and awhile.
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Re: can ants have maple syrup

Post: # 29435Post StormDancer
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:04 am

Not maple syrup but maple sap. There is no maple syrup in the wild. We gather a bunch of maple sap and reduce it into a thickened, condensed form i.e. maple syrup. Still, if you used real maple syrup, not the imitation stuff, I imagine it would be similar to honey. Honey, after all, is basically just a reduction of flower nectar, the only difference being that the bees make it instead of us.
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Re: can ants have maple syrup

Post: # 29448Post FarrAnts
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:21 am

AntsRule wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:27 pm
Just because they take it doesn't mean it provides the correct nutrition for them. I would stick with honey :D
Yeah dude. The maple syrup I used was straight from maple trees. I assume some ants in the wild would get some of that. In sap form, at least.
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