Camponotus pennsylvanicus Feeding Schedule

Posts and questions relating to ant diet & nutrition. Let us know what you’re feeding your ants.

Moderator: ooper01

Post Reply
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:17 am
Location: New Jersey

Camponotus pennsylvanicus Feeding Schedule

Post: # 41458Post Michaelc95
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:50 am

Hi, I am new to ant keeping and have a Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen and 5 workers. I have watched many of AntsCanada's videos on how to care for the ants, and I have read many articles on them. I know what to feed my ants, I just fed them a drop of honey last Saturday 7/14/18 and I plan to feed them fruit fly's as the protein. But nowhere does it say how often to feed them. Should I feed them protein once a week and honey twice a week? :?: :!:

Thank you in advance
Keeper of Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Posts: 106
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:59 pm
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Camponotus pennsylvanicus Feeding Schedule

Post: # 41520Post PwnerPie
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:59 pm

Better to overfeed than underfeed! With honeu, they will drink it all, so when it is close to gone put more in.
With protein, its difficult. If you put some in and they check it out but ignore it, could probably cut back. If you put some in and they are crazy about need to feed them more/more often
Keeper of:
1x Formica Pacifica
2x Camponotus Modoc
1x Tetramorium Immigrans
2x Lasius Sp

3x Lasius Sp
2x Formica Argentea
2x Myrmica Rubra

GAN Farmer: 4 Colonies sold
Goal: Supply school science classes with colonies for learning.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest