How often should I feed my RIFA?

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Haze809
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How often should I feed my RIFA?

Post: # 75147Post Haze809
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:03 pm

I have a colony of about 100-200 red fire ants.. I feed them meal worms and sometimes ham (they love ham).. but mostly meal worms.

I've been doing 1 meal worm every other day, but they are quite small.. for a few days I was doing 1 meal worm a day and they would always jump on it and eat it. When I don't feed them often I notice they try to escape more often.. so I like to "overfeed" to keep them busy i guess..

I'm curious.. for my colony size, how often and how many meal worms should I be feeding them?

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Re: How often should I feed my RIFA?

Post: # 75152Post AM1C39
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:28 pm

If you want them to get to a large size faster you can feed them as much as they will eat.
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Re: How often should I feed my RIFA?

Post: # 75158Post Haze809
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:34 am

Thanks for your feedback.

I guess I will have to try to overfeed them and see how much is "too much" and then scale up/down from there accordingly.

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Re: How often should I feed my RIFA?

Post: # 75615Post Antmanboy
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:59 pm

If they get too big remember to cut down on food to slow them down a bit.Just a little tip.
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