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yzhangc
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How much should I feed my ants

Post: # 75079Post yzhangc
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:30 am

How much food should I be feeding a 45 worker Camponotus Sansabeanus colony right now?

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Re: How much should I feed my ants

Post: # 75081Post NKantsalberta
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:37 pm

yzhangc wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:30 am
How much food should I be feeding a 45 worker Camponotus Sansabeanus colony right now?
I would be feeding them a constant source of sugar, be it sugar water, organic fruit etc.

Protein; as much as they will readily consume. I feed my Modoc/Novaeboracensis of 60+ a super worm every few days. This will be more so when larvae are present, or the queen is actively laying eggs.
Raising 3x Camponotus novaeboracensis, 2x Formica podzolica, 2x Lasius neoniger.

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Re: How much should I feed my ants

Post: # 75089Post LaSiUsNiGeR
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:51 pm

for protein you can try feeding protein jelly if they like it it would storing food a lot easier( but you will still need to sometimes feed them bugs) i feed my lasius colony mostly protein jelly and some fruit flys
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yzhangc
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Re: How much should I feed my ants

Post: # 75130Post yzhangc
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:30 pm

Thanks, it worked really well for my colony

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