Ant diet

Discussions about the care and keeping of ants

Moderator: ooper01

Post Reply
Ryderw
Posts: 34
Joined: Wed May 16, 2018 9:53 am

Ant diet

Post: # 41264Post Ryderw
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:02 pm

Am i able to give the ants meat for example fish instead of having feeder insects
Keeper of:

Odontomachus relictus *VERY rare from what I heard*

Test tubed Forelius pruinosus *also a very uncommon ant species kept because of them having unknown flights luckily i just happened to come across her*

User avatar
Batspiderfish
Posts: 3345
Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:47 pm
Location: Maine

Re: Ant diet

Post: # 41266Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:10 pm

You should only give your colonies insects until they reach a large enough size to take their time with large food items.
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.

Ryderw
Posts: 34
Joined: Wed May 16, 2018 9:53 am

Re: Ant diet

Post: # 41369Post Ryderw
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:29 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:10 pm
You should only give your colonies insects until they reach a large enough size to take their time with large food items.
yes i know that but i would take fish cut it up into a size they can tolerate i just didn't know if they got something from insects that they wouldn't get from meat. So can they survive off of meat and sugar products or do they need insects to live.
Keeper of:

Odontomachus relictus *VERY rare from what I heard*

Test tubed Forelius pruinosus *also a very uncommon ant species kept because of them having unknown flights luckily i just happened to come across her*

User avatar
Batspiderfish
Posts: 3345
Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:47 pm
Location: Maine

Re: Ant diet

Post: # 41374Post Batspiderfish
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:49 am

Because insects have hemolymph which adults can actually consume. Meat for humans needs to be chewed up by teams of larvae in order to gain nutrition.
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.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests