What should I feed my tetramoriums?

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TripySquid
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What should I feed my tetramoriums?

Post: # 33698Post TripySquid
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:21 am

Hello
I recently got a test tube of 15-20 tetramorium ants. They are in a test tube setup but I do not know what I should feed them.
Thanks

idahoantgirl
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Re: What should I feed my tetramoriums?

Post: # 33701Post idahoantgirl
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:43 am

TripySquid wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:21 am
Hello
I recently got a test tube of 15-20 tetramorium ants. They are in a test tube setup but I do not know what I should feed them.
Thanks
Best way to feed young colonies is this setup:
http://www.formiculture.com/topic/4167-welcome-to-lazy-tube-serafines-camponotus-barbaricus/
Here is AntsCanada's video on the topic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE1ZlxJJOLo
When my tetramorium colony was that young, I fed them crickets and honey mostly. Tetramorium aren't particularly picky so they will accept pretty much anything.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

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Jadeninja9
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Re: What should I feed my tetramoriums?

Post: # 33779Post Jadeninja9
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:39 pm

Mealworms, crickets, and dubia roaches are pretty good. Mealworms are probably the easiest to get. Variation is good I guess.
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