Honey for ants?

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Nocommentstd
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Honey for ants?

Post: # 49803Post Nocommentstd
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:01 pm

This is will the first time to feed my lasius niger colony with honey! I always feed them with honey + sugar + water mix, but i have a question! the ants will not get sticked into the honey? (Sorry for my bad english language)
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Re: Honey for ants?

Post: # 49825Post cheetawolf
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:52 pm

i dont think they will get stuck, but put a really small drop for safety
yay for ants!

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Re: Honey for ants?

Post: # 49865Post PwnerPie
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:42 am

They only get stuck if you put in a giant drop. if the drop is smaller than their body youll be good! they love it!
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Re: Honey for ants?

Post: # 49941Post oOFutteOo
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:18 am

I have Lasius niger 5 colonies, one of them cant handle honey they get stuck in it :shock: the other never have problems, so i think it is good advice keeping the drops smaller then their bodies that way they can get free i think.

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