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Argentine ants as feeders?

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#1 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted December 19 2017 - 10:50 PM

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Has anyone had success using Argentine ants or their brood as feeders? Any thoughts would be appreciated!

#2 Offline AkumaArtist - Posted December 19 2017 - 10:58 PM

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Except if your ants are actually acnt eaters or brood thiefs (they don't eat them,but they use them as slaves) it could work

but,otherwise,it won't work



#3 Offline anttics - Posted January 9 2018 - 12:30 PM

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my ants do eat Argentine ants that go inside their nest

#4 Offline StopSpazzing - Posted January 9 2018 - 2:37 PM

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You could always just eat them yourself, bet little salt and would be pretty tasty.


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#5 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 9 2018 - 9:00 PM

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@Spazz, LOL!

I think that argentine ant queens would be good protein sources for semi-claustral species, and the larvae could be great livefoods for bloodsucking/brood raiding species like Ponera, Stigmatomma, Solenopsis, etc.


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