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AntDudeUSA
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Food for ants

Post: # 46168Post AntDudeUSA
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:50 pm

Hello so my ant colonies are really taking off now my campo queens has 8 workers now and tons of brood my tetra queen has around 5-7 workers and my Formica has a lot of brood with no workers unfortunately my other colonies except for the wild caught one have died :cry: anyway so far the colonies main food has been nothing but honey I know they need protein but I haven't been able to get them any insects I recently put in some really small cut slices of turkey I was wondering if that's ok and what other foods I can give my ants for protein as the sugars are easy to give them.

-AntDude
Keeper of
x1 Camponotus Penslyvanicus
x1 Formica Subscerica
x1 Tetramorium Caespitum
x1 Solenopsis Invicta
x1 Pheidole sp
x1 Dorymyrmex Bureni

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idahoantgirl
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Re: Food for ants

Post: # 46169Post idahoantgirl
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:11 pm

Of course, insects from a pet store are preferable, but I have heard that fish food can work as a supplement.
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

AntDudeUSA
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Re: Food for ants

Post: # 46240Post AntDudeUSA
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:22 pm

Thank you I plan to treat my canponptus workers with some watermelon when they reach 10 workers I'll have to find a close pet store as my area doesn't have one
Keeper of
x1 Camponotus Penslyvanicus
x1 Formica Subscerica
x1 Tetramorium Caespitum
x1 Solenopsis Invicta
x1 Pheidole sp
x1 Dorymyrmex Bureni

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