Too much food storage
Offline - Posted September 9 2019 - 5:36 PM
Offline - Posted September 9 2019 - 5:54 PM
I would think that once they have taken what they need they would bring the remains back up into a "trash pile?" I wouldn't think they would keep insects not currently being consumed in the nest but I may be wrong. You could also try liquid protein such as the protein mix that Tar Heel Ants sells or Protein Jelly. You could also try raw egg yolks but I would think that it would go bad very quickly so don't take my word on it.
Ants I keep:
Lasius Neoniger (Around 23ish workers)
Tetramorium Immigran (8 Workers)
Myrmica Queen (Not 100% on species)
Formica Subsericea (No workers)
Offline - Posted September 9 2019 - 6:07 PM
Edited by NickAnter, September 9 2019 - 6:07 PM.
Founding queens: Lasius cf.americanus, Solenopsis molesta, Temnothorax cf. nevadnsis, , Camponotus vicinus, Pogonomyrmex californicus, and a Leptothorax species.
Offline - Posted September 10 2019 - 11:38 AM
Offline - Posted September 10 2019 - 9:09 PM
I read that some antkeepers would hold their food with a small rubber band holding the bulk of the food around a feeder dish, another one is they'd pin or skewer the food down in place.
My colony would bring some food into the nest, but they have to travel for about a foot in an upwards slope into the nest and now they've stopped because they're a little larger. They now just keep some of their food in the tube leading up to the nest, but they're dried out and not molding. I'll be cleaning out their vinyl tubes after I put them away for winter.
Edited by Boog, September 10 2019 - 9:09 PM.
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