My Solenopsis molesta colony

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Re: My Solenopsis molesta colony

Post: # 50319Post AntsDakota
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:38 pm

AntsDakota wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:44 pm
idahoantgirl wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:35 pm
TheRealAntMan wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:29 pm


Solenopsis Molesta have a actually been noted to prefer grease over sweets.
Really? Hmm I haven't heard about this. I'd be interested in some sources :)
Yeah, Solenopsis molesta have a weird diet.That gives them the common name "Grease ants". Also, I think that butter probably has carbohydrates. For a while I was panicking about what to feed them, since it was difficult to dig up ant nests and steal their brood to feed to them, so I was having trouble feeding them. But I finally found out that they like flies, fruit flies, and butter. I will try peanut butter when they are hungry again.
They also like grasshoppers, mealworms, and mosquitoes.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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