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Preferred Food by Species

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#101 Offline ANTdrew - Posted September 29 2018 - 4:33 PM


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T. Immigrans like kielbasa. They must have immigrated from the old country like my people.

"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25

#102 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted January 19 2019 - 4:16 PM


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So, I'm doing some experimentation with what Trachymyrmex septentrionalis like. 

This is what I've found so far:

-Greater Plantain (a type of meadow plant with broad leaves)

-cracker part of poptarts (They'll also make a chocolate liquid solution and put it on their fungus and the fungus grows on that if you use the S'mores poptarts)

-Bran Flakes

-catkins (Highly favored)

-Caterpillar Frass (Favorite!)

-oatmeal is currently being tested

-noodles is currently being tested

-rice is currently being tested

-dried apples is being tested but they seem to take attention to it instantly


I'll see what else they like after a series of more tests with apples, rice, noodles, and oatmeal. If you have any more to add please feel free to add to the list. I'm still looking for better options to help them feed their fungus as it's not as big as I'd like.

-Haden Lee


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Stigmatomma Pallipes-1 :yahoo: (see my journal!)


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Crematogaster sp -3


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