Blood worms for ants

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

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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?
1 Unknown sp (Paratopula?)
1 Nylanderia sp.
3 Camponotus Irritans
3 Pheidole sp. (or 2?)

1 (failed) Crematogaster sp. colony
Abt 5 Pheidole colonies
1 Ghost ant colony

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Re: Blood worms for ants

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

i would try it out.

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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.

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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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