How often to feed lasius niger

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Gazman73
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How often to feed lasius niger

Post: # 36477Post Gazman73
Tue May 29, 2018 10:24 am

Hello fellow ant keepers,
I have had my lasius niger queen for about 1 year now (my first ever ant) and she is doing fantastic with about 30-40 workers, lots of larvae and lots of eggs. I feed them dead crickets, sugar water and some fruit and my question is how long should I leave the cricket and fruit in there? Can they eat them when they have dried out? Also how often should i feed now as the colony grows?

Thank you for your help and advice
Kind regards
Gaz

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antnest8
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Re: How often to feed lasius niger

Post: # 36495Post antnest8
Tue May 29, 2018 4:49 pm

i think you should not leave them in their for more than a week. also I know ants can't eat mealworms that dried out but crickets :?
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Gazman73
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Re: How often to feed lasius niger

Post: # 36545Post Gazman73
Wed May 30, 2018 4:45 am

Thank you kindly friend, much appreciated.

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