Messors love teff .

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Ant108
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Messors love teff .

Post: # 52059Post Ant108
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:08 pm

I offer teff and they are out carring it away in minutes. They don't seem to like grass seed.
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* 3 Crematogaster Scutellaris queens.

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Re: Messors love teff .

Post: # 52119Post AntsDakota
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:09 pm

Ant108 wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:08 pm
I offer teff and they are out carring it away in minutes. They don't seem to like grass seed.
It's good you've found a food your ants truly enjoy.
"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

Ant108
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Re: Messors love teff .

Post: # 52123Post Ant108
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:13 pm

If they enjoy, I enjoy.
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Re: Messors love teff .

Post: # 52126Post AntsDakota
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:16 pm

Well said.
"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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Re: Messors love teff .

Post: # 52314Post JoeHostile1
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:57 am

Try out as many different seeds as you can find. My Messor like poppy seeds, grass seeds, Seaseme seeds and a whole bunch more that I give them. I never heard of teff, but I’ll see if I can find some of those to give to them as well.
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Tetramorium immigrans * Lasius Neoniger * Lasius Claviger * Messor Aciculatus * Myrmica Rubra * Camponotus Novaeboracensis * Camponotus Turkastanus * Pheidole Pallidula

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Re: Messors love teff .

Post: # 52315Post UnrealSparks
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:23 am

Mine love canary seeds but don't seem to find grass seeds as enjoyable. They still eat them though.
Keeping the following species:

- Messor Barbarus
- Pheidole Pallidula
- Camponotus Barbaricus
- Lasius Niger
- Lasius Flavus
- Lasius Emarginatus

Ant108
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Re: Messors love teff .

Post: # 52681Post Ant108
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:12 am

I gave them poppy and seaseme seeds and they didn't go so crazy for them. I waited a few days and last night I gave them teff seeds and they went totally crazy working for hours gathering the teff. I gave them about a thimble full, it's one of the smallest seeds. Now they are drinking water after the workout.
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* 3 Crematogaster Scutellaris queens.

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