Ants won’t eat

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DankusMemeus
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Location: Carthage MO

Ants won’t eat

Post: # 68549Post DankusMemeus
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:22 pm

I’m very new to any keeping, but I have a Monomorium Minimum queen with about 10-14 nanitics. They’re in a 4 inch deep, 6 inch wide container with about two inches of dirt and have started to build a hill. I placed a piece of a cut up earthworm , a little bit of water, and a drop of jelly inside just so they have some choice. But they haven’t eaten any of it. Should I be worried.

TheCrazyAntLady
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Location: Kentucky

Re: Ants won’t eat

Post: # 68814Post TheCrazyAntLady
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:18 pm

Try mealworm or something with gooey guts. Nanitics are nervous and fragile. They will usually run away from anything that moves, including cut up earthworms. I usually feed my nanitics the midsection or abdomen of mealworms so they dont get scared by moving legs.
Hello from the backwoods of KY!

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