solenopsis invicta nutrition help

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james21
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solenopsis invicta nutrition help

Post: # 48922Post james21
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:28 pm

hello all

i have kept my solenopsis invicta for couple of months and enjoy every bit of it :)

but im now fed up of giving my ants honey and i think their are fed up too lol

is their a fruits which their will enjoy having and that its high in sugar so the workers get their daily dose of sugar

thanks
solenopsis invicta

best ant species ever as you never know whats round the corner as their are so unpredictable and its so fun

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antnest8
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Re: solenopsis invicta nutrition help

Post: # 48924Post antnest8
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:30 pm

apples are a popular choice but sugar water works great and i have even heard syrup is used.
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james21
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Re: solenopsis invicta nutrition help

Post: # 48925Post james21
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:33 pm

hmmmmm

never try that should i cut it up i leave it how it is ?
solenopsis invicta

best ant species ever as you never know whats round the corner as their are so unpredictable and its so fun

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antnest8
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Re: solenopsis invicta nutrition help

Post: # 48929Post antnest8
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:23 pm

i would cut a slice off. just change it out every day because the apple will dry out. just thinking about this have you tried dried fruit maybe if you hydrate it or just leave it how it is...
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1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
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Re: solenopsis invicta nutrition help

Post: # 48936Post idahoantgirl
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:03 pm

Fire ants will eat basically anything. Candy bars, fruit, ice cream... anything..
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.

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Hunter36o
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Re: solenopsis invicta nutrition help

Post: # 49118Post Hunter36o
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:04 am

Just had a great reaction from my Myrmica queens when I gave them green grapes. One is still eating since the morning.
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