First time feeding!

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TippyDisc911
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First time feeding!

Post: # 34773Post TippyDisc911
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:16 pm

I recently bought meal worms for my ants (yesterday) and know that I have to keep them cool or they will become bettles and stuff but anyways, I have a queen and one worker with some larve... how do I feed them their first meal of mealworms?
Keeping:
Formica subsericea: 10 workers
Tetramourium Immigrans: 2 workers
solenopsis molesta: 7 workers

"The ant's a centaur in his dragon world"-Ezra Pound

Dream species: Atta Texana

Mortamir
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Re: First time feeding!

Post: # 34777Post Mortamir
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:29 pm

I would take a couple of mealworms and put them in freezer for a bit. Once they are dead I would take one of them cut it in 3 to 5 pieces and put them in an area your workers can access them.
Keeper of:
Camponotus Laevigatus
Formica sp.
Lasius Flavus
Camponotus Modoc
Polyrhacis Dives
Camponotus friedae

TippyDisc911
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Re: First time feeding!

Post: # 34778Post TippyDisc911
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:23 pm

Should I make a mini outworld
Keeping:
Formica subsericea: 10 workers
Tetramourium Immigrans: 2 workers
solenopsis molesta: 7 workers

"The ant's a centaur in his dragon world"-Ezra Pound

Dream species: Atta Texana

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idahoantgirl
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Re: First time feeding!

Post: # 34783Post idahoantgirl
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:01 pm

Yup. Feeding in the tube is not recomended.
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, Tapinoma Sessile

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antnest8
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Re: First time feeding!

Post: # 34797Post antnest8
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:50 am

for one worker i would only do it with one mealworm
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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