i need ideas for food soon

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kateroid
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i need ideas for food soon

Post: # 67277Post kateroid
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:47 pm

i have a formica fusca colony (because im new to antkeeping) and i need ideas for food very soon because my ants love meat but i cant offer them any because there are no insects in my house except my super worm which i can offer them to eat but i want to feed my ants beetle meat so i have two questions 1.is beetle meat tasty for ants? 2. what else can i give them (ex. protein jelly recipe)

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Re: i need ideas for food soon

Post: # 67281Post AusAnts
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:01 am

You can give them any bug but i would recommend freezing them first. You would also need to feed them a sugar source, This can either be fruit, honey or sugar water (50% sugar 50% water).
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Whitelotus
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Re: i need ideas for food soon

Post: # 67732Post Whitelotus
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:38 pm

I would check your local pet store to see if they sell feeder crickets. I purchase crickets and freeze them to feed my Formica colony. Some sites state that Formica are able to get legumes but mine will not eat any. I think they are picky eaters (my colony at least). One safe method you could try are hard boiled or scrambled eggs.

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