Diet for Lasius niger

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RuinedDrone
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Diet for Lasius niger

Post: # 76272Post RuinedDrone
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:37 am

SO i know that ants need protien and a good source is insects (and other bugs) or eggs, etc
and they need suger to provide carbs, though sugar is a simple carb is this enough.

What is a good balanced diet, 100% insect + suger water? (plus clean fresh water as well) or what other thing to feed a young colony of 50 indivuals to help it grow?

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Re: Diet for Lasius niger

Post: # 76279Post AM1C39
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:07 am

You should switch what you feed them all the time and give them various types of foods. What you are talking about should be fine for them.
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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