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by harvesterant
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Affordable Protein
Replies: 16
Views: 1439

Re: Affordable Protein

Thank you for replying. Mealworms are a good idea too then.
by harvesterant
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Affordable Protein
Replies: 16
Views: 1439

Re: Affordable Protein

Okay, thank you, so you prefer to keep live insects. That is an interesting idea too. I will consider super worms as an option as well.
by harvesterant
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Need help with my Myrmica Rubra colony...
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Need help with my Myrmica Rubra colony...

I hope they become a successful colony. If they decide to use their nest as a dump, you can always move them, but they should be fine.
by harvesterant
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Need help with my Myrmica Rubra colony...
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Need help with my Myrmica Rubra colony...

Try to avoid adding wild ants in. That will most likely start a war over land or resources. This is because ants distinguish between colonies and will not tolerate another colony nearby. Introducing other ants is not a good idea, because that can kill your colony.
by harvesterant
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Is this a queen ant or a male ant???
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: Is this a queen ant or a male ant???

Males can be distinguished because they have pointed gasters, are small and die shortly after the nuptial flights. Males will never tear off their wings, while queens might.
by harvesterant
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Affordable Protein
Replies: 16
Views: 1439

Re: Affordable Protein

Okay, thank you. My colonies are currently small, but I will consider buying crickets soon.
by harvesterant
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Affordable Protein
Replies: 16
Views: 1439

Re: Affordable Protein

Thank you for the reply. I will consider buying crickets.
by harvesterant
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Affordable Protein
Replies: 16
Views: 1439

Re: Affordable Protein

Okay, thank you. Do you keep live crickets or do you freeze them or preserve them in any other way?
by harvesterant
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Affordable Protein
Replies: 16
Views: 1439

Affordable Protein

I now have my second colony of ants, a lasius niger colony. They do not fall into the category of harvester ants, and therefore will most likely need proteins that are not seeds. There are the options of other insects or protein jellies, but are there any other affordable ways to supply ants with pr...
by harvesterant
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Polygene uk species
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Polygene uk species

Thank you for replying. That is a long list of species to choose from.