Live Food

Posts and questions relating to ant diet & nutrition. Let us know what you’re feeding your ants.

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chaseant
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Live Food

Post: # 69058Post chaseant
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:39 pm

At what point do you start feeding your ant colonies live prey. (Mealworms, Superworms, Crickets, etc.)
New to Ant keeping but very enthusiastic about ants.
Owner of: 1 Tetramorium immigrans Colony :D

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CabboAntsGuy
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Re: Live Food

Post: # 69066Post CabboAntsGuy
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:18 pm

never live, freshly killed or crushed is better. really anytime after a few workers.
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chaseant
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Re: Live Food

Post: # 69070Post chaseant
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:38 pm

Thanks
New to Ant keeping but very enthusiastic about ants.
Owner of: 1 Tetramorium immigrans Colony :D

Formicarufa
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Re: Live Food

Post: # 69206Post Formicarufa
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:25 pm

It’s funny when the ants react to the food as if it was alive

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