protein jelly as main food source?

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LaSiUsNiGeR
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protein jelly as main food source?

Post: # 75047Post LaSiUsNiGeR
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:27 pm

protein jelly as main food source for L. niger?
new to ant keeping
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a cat(mile the 2nd say as: mí lè)
a lasius niger colony( the garden gradians )
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Re: protein jelly as main food source?

Post: # 75680Post bugging3out
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:39 pm

No they like their natural meats usually. It helps them grow faster. Also give them natrul carbohydrates.
Why did I even make a signature if I am just gonna say this.

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Re: protein jelly as main food source?

Post: # 75694Post LaSiUsNiGeR
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:56 pm

ah okay
new to ant keeping
keeper of:
a cat(mile the 2nd say as: mí lè)
a lasius niger colony( the garden gradians )
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Re: protein jelly as main food source?

Post: # 75698Post AM1C39
Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:49 pm

but you can still give them some protein jelly, just not as their main food source.
My current colonies:
The miniature military(formica neogagates)
the power of war(camponotus novaeborecensis)
the black hearts(crematogaster cerasi
the blazing nation(Myrmica alaskensis)

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Re: protein jelly as main food source?

Post: # 76270Post RuinedDrone
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:29 am

bugging3out wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:39 pm
No they like their natural meats usually. It helps them grow faster. Also give them natrul carbohydrates.
What kind of natural meats and carb would you suggest. I have been feeing mine meal worms and other inverterbrates.

any ideas for a nice varid diet

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Re: protein jelly as main food source?

Post: # 76484Post Alaydia
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:18 pm

The bee pollen I offered my harvester ants was accepted, so we'll see!
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Main interest is C. Pennsylvanicus, interested in most native ants to my area.

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Re: protein jelly as main food source?

Post: # 76535Post RuinedDrone
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:07 am

I have started feeding mine

Fruit like bannana, tomatos and *****
any un processsed meat with nothing added including fish
Eggs.

And then insects and some jelly

I swap it out every 2 days before it starts going dry and really they eat what i eat (+ insects and jelly)

Just try to keep it all natual, no additives and if they seem to like it make a note as one of the things they eat.

I not sure what foods if any are poisions to ants, but been find so far.

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