sugar source( poll )

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best sugar source

Poll ended at Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:33 pm

sugar water
0
No votes
honey
1
33%
maple syrup
0
No votes
fruits
2
67%
other(post it)
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 3

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LaSiUsNiGeR
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sugar source( poll )

Post: # 75296Post LaSiUsNiGeR
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:33 pm

what sugar source you find best?
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Re: sugar source( poll )

Post: # 75307Post AM1C39
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:51 am

Fruits are very good for big colonies but not for small colonies because they don't eat them fast enough so they start to mold. If you have a very dried nest actual sugar works and actual sugar dos not really mold.
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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: sugar source( poll )

Post: # 75308Post NKantsalberta
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:09 am

AM1C39 wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:51 am
Fruits are very good for big colonies but not for small colonies because they don't eat them fast enough so they start to mold. If you have a very dried nest actual sugar works and actual sugar dos not really mold.
Small 1/4 in or less cuts of organic apple are great for my first nanitics. No mess unlike honey, and you just swap it out once it starts to dry. I've never had a mold issue. The rest of the apple goes to my feeder insect colonies, or to myself so there is no wasted fruit. Depends on your personal preference in the end
Raising 2x Camponotus novaeboracensis, 2x Formica podzolica, 2x Lasius neoniger.

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