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Aphaenogaster diet

aphaenogaster diet nutrition ant food seeds

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#1 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted September 17 2017 - 3:11 AM

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So my Aphaenogaster sp. queen now has three workers so it's time to start feeding them. I know Aphaenogaster love seeds. Does anyone know specifically what types of seed that they like?



#2 Offline Batspiderfish - Posted September 17 2017 - 7:37 AM

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MILTA says they love Trillium seeds. I haven't had luck offering them other kinds. My colonies have always really loved Tenebrio larvae, but Drosophila flies are also accepted by most ants. They also like sugary liquid.


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#3 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted October 6 2017 - 1:41 PM

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MILTA says they love Trillium seeds. I haven't had luck offering them other kinds. My colonies have always really loved Tenebrio larvae, but Drosophila flies are also accepted by most ants. They also like sugary liquid.

 

I'll try giving them some mealworms. I tried to give them sugar water but they just acted freaked out by it. The only thing I've given them that they've accepted is a cricket leg.







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