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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idahoantgirl
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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
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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Batspiderfish
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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'.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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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Trentonno
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Re: Raising feeders

Post: # 33702Post Trentonno
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:03 am

Are you selling any queen ants?
I have nothing, but I be searchin' :shock:

idahoantgirl
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Re: Raising feeders

Post: # 33717Post idahoantgirl
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:17 pm

Trentonno wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:03 am
Are you selling any queen ants?
Sweet! More Idaho people! (btw I'm in not related to Idahoantguy, he just sort of stole my name) ;) :lol: lol
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

Trentonno
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Location: Boise

Re: Raising feeders

Post: # 33737Post Trentonno
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:49 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:17 pm
Trentonno wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:03 am
Are you selling any queen ants?
Sweet! More Idaho people! (btw I'm in not related to Idahoantguy, he just sort of stole my name) ;) :lol: lol
Yeah I hope to start farming, does anybody know the mating time of Carpenter Ants?
I have nothing, but I be searchin' :shock:

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antnest8
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Re: Raising feeders

Post: # 33739Post antnest8
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:09 am

I caught my c. pennsylvanicus about late may.
keeper of
2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis

Trentonno
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Re: Raising feeders

Post: # 33740Post Trentonno
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:10 am

antnest8 wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:09 am
I caught my c. pennsylvanicus about late may.
But... you live in Michigan...
I have nothing, but I be searchin' :shock:

idahoantgirl
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Re: Raising feeders

Post: # 33741Post idahoantgirl
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:17 am

Trentonno wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:49 pm
idahoantgirl wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:17 pm
Trentonno wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:03 am
Are you selling any queen ants?
Sweet! More Idaho people! (btw I'm in not related to Idahoantguy, he just sort of stole my name) ;) :lol: lol
Yeah I hope to start farming, does anybody know the mating time of Carpenter Ants?
april - july
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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