What is that stuff?

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Alaydia
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What is that stuff?

Post: # 74271Post Alaydia
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:18 am

I recently adopted an ant colony. Included with the ants was this test tube of what I thought at first was dark-colored honey. But it's not honey. I have no idea what it is. Meanwhile, I have a C. Penn colony, Zena and her Warrior Princesses, of VERY picky eaters. These girls won't even take live insects! So on a lark, I gave them some of the gunk in the tube. And they LOVE it!! Go figure. Any idea what this stuff might be? It's a dark golden brown syrup, almost like maple, but it's not that. Doesn't smell sweet. I didn't have the guts to try tasting it and don't intend to.
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Re: What is that stuff?

Post: # 74403Post 4804344350
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:38 am

it could be sap from another tree

RuinedDrone
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Re: What is that stuff?

Post: # 76274Post RuinedDrone
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:51 am

Or could have been some insect jelly that you buy in pet store. when it dries out a bit it goes very thick and gooy

https://www.reptilecentre.com/images/wmfixed/Reptile/prorep-jelly-pot-black-sugar-v1-495-495.jpg?v=2

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