Earthworms as a cleanup crew?

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Earthworms as a cleanup crew?

Post: # 35449Post AAAAAAAnts
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:02 am

New Englander here. I have a lasius neoniger queen who's just about ready to start her colony. I know I'm getting ahead of myself here (she hasn't even layed eggs), but will earthworms serve well as a cleanup crew or will the ants just eat them? I've seen AntsCanada do it, so I was wondering if it would work in a small terrarium once the colony is large enough to be moved out of the test tube setup. If not I'll stick to springtails and isopods, which are quite abundant in this spring weather!

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Re: Earthworms as a cleanup crew?

Post: # 35497Post Mortamir
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:53 am

Keeper of:
Camponotus Laevigatus
Formica sp.
Lasius Flavus
Camponotus Modoc
Polyrhacis Dives
Camponotus friedae

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Re: Earthworms as a cleanup crew?

Post: # 35557Post antnest8
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:32 pm

i don't see why not. 8-) :D

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