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Preferred Food by Species

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#61 Offline Serafine - Posted November 27 2016 - 1:42 PM

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Did anyone try to feed protein bars to ants?


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#62 Offline Solenoqueen - Posted November 27 2016 - 2:08 PM

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Edited by Solenoqueen, November 27 2016 - 2:09 PM.

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#63 Offline Solenoqueen - Posted November 27 2016 - 2:09 PM

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Did anyone try to feed protein bars to ants?

Nope. I might try that ;)


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#64 Offline BMM - Posted January 18 2017 - 6:29 PM

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I didn't see anything about Tapinoma sessile, so I'll add what I've found. For sugar, they seem to prefer sugar water. They don't seem to like honey and have ignored any solid sugary foods I've given them. As for protein, they haven't shown much interest in cooked meats, but they absolutely love raw chicken.



#65 Offline JasonD - Posted March 7 2017 - 9:45 AM

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My Pogonomyrmex rugosus LOVE nyjer seed and small crickets. They seem to be going for sugar water too, but it's difficult to be 100% sure. I tried blue grass seed and they didn't seem to like it at all. 



#66 Offline Roachant - Posted March 8 2017 - 7:23 AM

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Add crested gecko food to the list! My tetramorium go nuts for it, perhaps other species will too.

#67 Offline Bracchymyrmex - Posted March 15 2017 - 3:14 PM

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My Camponotus Pennsylvanicus love mango (the non-stringy kind usually called champagne mango).



#68 Offline AkumaArtist - Posted March 27 2017 - 10:03 AM

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Thank you for the m. barbarus info,i was thinking 'bout spiders and honey,so its good to know that they hate it  :)


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#69 Offline Ant Broski - Posted March 31 2017 - 10:50 PM

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That is an amazing list!

#70 Offline AntLoverAdam - Posted April 4 2017 - 3:23 PM

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Heres a list of Prenolepis Imparis food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Likes:

 

Bananas,

Honey,

Crickets,

Mealworms,

 

Dislikes:

Apples

Strawberrys

 

 

Note that these are my opinion 



#71 Offline Buckets - Posted April 6 2017 - 12:09 AM

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Pretty new to antkeeping, I didn't see any Nylanderia species listed, but as far as I know they don't seem to like mealworms but they do eat a whole lot of fruit flies. If anyone knows any other food they'd probably eat that'd be helpful.



#72 Offline NZAntKeeper - Posted April 6 2017 - 12:30 AM

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I have Nylanderia and mine seem to like crickets, protein jelly (Latic acid from antkit), cockroaches, spiders and flies that's all I have fed them so far.

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#73 Offline Vanko - Posted April 12 2017 - 11:17 AM

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#74 Offline Origional_Username - Posted June 4 2017 - 11:16 AM

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Hoped for a hint on a varied diet for brachynyrmex sp.

 

Been feeding mine sweet liquids and insects

 

Pure honey water, sugar water on rotation. Sugar water is a 1:1 ratio, the honey I just dilute few drops.

 

Insects:

love wingless fruit flies (main food source)

Will take case weaving moths,(the mobile ones) full life cycle (tried farming since available to me but unadvised, long life cycle....also pest)

Will take the occasional wild inch worm, caterpillar like things, found in garden, don't know name.

 

Have had no luck with juices or fruits.

 

Colony is almost 1 year old.

 

Suggestions anyone?



#75 Offline FeedTheAnts - Posted June 17 2017 - 7:20 AM

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Formica dolosa love spiders, honey, very young grasshoppers, flys, sometimes wasps, and small cockroaches.

They dislike beetles, anything to large, and any medium sized bug that's alive.


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#76 Offline MegaMyrmex - Posted June 24 2017 - 1:34 PM

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I find that many predatory ants and finicky ants seem to cherish termites. My teteramorium colony refused to eat anything at first, but once a termite was placed in, hey presto, the workers(and queen) dove straight forwards. Fruit flies might work too, for some subterranean ants such as ponera pennsylvanica. Actually, fruit flies are the only thing that I have seen p. pennsylvanica eat. It also works for t. sessile too.


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#77 Offline Ants Galore - Posted July 17 2017 - 5:03 AM

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What do pachycondyla villosa queens love to eat?

#78 Offline Shaye - Posted July 22 2017 - 11:26 PM

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What do pachycondyla villosa queens love to eat?


Workers are predaceous and prey on termites.

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#79 Offline Shaye - Posted July 22 2017 - 11:28 PM

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Mine personally loves to devour termites, though not unless it's dead.

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#80 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted July 30 2017 - 12:27 PM

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Camponotus Nearcticus prefered diet:
Honey (with no added water)

Apples

Formica pupae
Termites

Dubia Roaches


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