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Feeding my ants meal worms. Please help.

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#21 Offline DrygonKing - Posted February 4 2019 - 6:24 PM

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Ok
Current Queens:
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Queens I Have Found:
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Myrmica sp.


Queens currently looking for:
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Queens once more experienced:
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#22 Offline Serafine - Posted February 4 2019 - 9:00 PM

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Get a cup of fruit flies, stick it into the freezer - doesn't matter if they can fly or not anymore. One cup should last you at least a few months.
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#23 Offline DrygonKing - Posted February 5 2019 - 7:08 PM

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Update: can’t buy fruit flies as mom won’t allow them( flightless or not). Can I use fungus gnats instead? They are little bugs living in my potted plants I could catch( and maybe grow) fairly easily. They are about same size as fruit flies and will be seen as suppression not bringing more bugs into the house.
Current Queens:
Formica argentea (1)
Camponotus modoc (1)
Camponotus herculeanus (1)

Queens I Have Found:
Lasius alienus
Lasius subumbratus
Formica podzolica
Formica argentea
Formica (parasitic)
Camponotus sp.
Myrmica sp.


Queens currently looking for:
Myrmica spp.


Queens once more experienced:
Carebara diversa
Myrmecocystus
Odontomachus Sp.

#24 Offline Guy_Fieri - Posted February 5 2019 - 7:39 PM

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Update: can’t buy fruit flies as mom won’t allow them( flightless or not). Can I use fungus gnats instead? They are little bugs living in my potted plants I could catch( and maybe grow) fairly easily. They are about same size as fruit flies and will be seen as suppression not bringing more bugs into the house.

You can use fungus gnats but you won't have a reliable supply. And I doubt that breeding them would be very efficient.


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#25 Offline DrygonKing - Posted February 5 2019 - 7:56 PM

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Ooooooooh ye of little faith. There is three shelf’s full of potted plants, and if I breath on any one of those plants, a whole cloud of them converge on me. There is a reliable source. And if my dad finally is able to find something to kill them I can either tell him not to spray my plants (oh no ÇhÊmÏčÅłŠ!) or I can take a jar of them and some wet moss and they will live like that for ever. No feeding and minimal water required.



Edit: I fed the ants some as a test. I’ll see what happens maybe post a pic.
Edit; how often should I feed them with these portions? Every day? Every two days.

Edited by DrygonKing, February 5 2019 - 8:19 PM.

Current Queens:
Formica argentea (1)
Camponotus modoc (1)
Camponotus herculeanus (1)

Queens I Have Found:
Lasius alienus
Lasius subumbratus
Formica podzolica
Formica argentea
Formica (parasitic)
Camponotus sp.
Myrmica sp.


Queens currently looking for:
Myrmica spp.


Queens once more experienced:
Carebara diversa
Myrmecocystus
Odontomachus Sp.

#26 Offline DrygonKing - Posted February 5 2019 - 9:23 PM

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It’s ok I got answers from the chat. I’m all good now. Got a plan to ;).
Current Queens:
Formica argentea (1)
Camponotus modoc (1)
Camponotus herculeanus (1)

Queens I Have Found:
Lasius alienus
Lasius subumbratus
Formica podzolica
Formica argentea
Formica (parasitic)
Camponotus sp.
Myrmica sp.


Queens currently looking for:
Myrmica spp.


Queens once more experienced:
Carebara diversa
Myrmecocystus
Odontomachus Sp.





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