Protein for Camponotus ants

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Solenopsis08
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Protein for Camponotus ants

Post: # 74490Post Solenopsis08
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:32 am

What can I give my ants for protein? I give them crickets and sometimes mealworms. Can they have chicken or eggs?

ArizonanAnts
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Re: Protein for Camponotus ants

Post: # 74491Post ArizonanAnts
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:24 pm

I wouldn't see why not :)
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Alaydia
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Re: Protein for Camponotus ants

Post: # 74551Post Alaydia
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:39 am

I have one colony that will eat damned near anything, and another that is so stupidly picky that they'll only eat this liquid goop I can't identify that I got off the internet. My advice is try different foods and see what they like. Egg whites have been recommended several times, but I would highly recommend cooked egg whites. Liquid will make a mess and likely grow something unsavory. Remember, we make vaccines by growing viruses in egg culture medium!
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