Blood worms for ants

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BeginnerAntKeeper
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Blood worms for ants

Post: # 36128Post BeginnerAntKeeper
Sun May 20, 2018 3:08 am

Is it possible to feed blood worms to ants???
And if so is it recommended?
Founding
1 Odontomachus sp.
1 nylanderia sp.
1 Camponotus sp.
1 Unidentified ant(colobopsis???)

Colonies:
1 Crematogaster sp. colony

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antnest8
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Re: Blood worms for ants

Post: # 36296Post antnest8
Thu May 24, 2018 2:44 pm

i would try it out.
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

idahoantgirl
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Re: Blood worms for ants

Post: # 36348Post idahoantgirl
Fri May 25, 2018 3:03 pm

Where are you getting these blood worms?
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

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Blood worms for ants

Post: # 36385Post TheRealAntMan
Sat May 26, 2018 9:58 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 3:03 pm
Where are you getting these blood worms?
I feed my fish blood worms that I get from Petco. Although I wouldn't feed them to my ants because they're not as nutritious as cockroaches or meal worms and because they are freeze dried which makes it harder for ant to eat.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

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