I've been adding a small amount of seeds every few days. A few small fish food flakes every day, and the occasional fruit fly here and there. They aren't know for being great about removing insect garbage, so I'm hesitant to give them too many at this point in their growth. I don't want a mold outbreak on my hands.
ugh. I don't want to be mean or anything but, Ants aren't fish. Fish flakes contain all kinds of weird nutrients so you guys who are feeding your acromyrmex and regular ants fish food should stop because that isn't really good for them. They need regular food.
This colony loves the fish food flakes, even over their normal dandelion seeds. (I've also been trying other seeds from a bird seed mix and seeing if they like them or not.) They do get very excited when I give them fruit files too however.
I've seen serval people that give their pogonomyremex colonies fish food flakes. With seemingly no major issues. I don't feed any of my other colonies fish food.
Edited by TacticalHandleGaming, June 8 2021 - 2:06 PM.
Currently kept species
L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, P. imparis.
Previously kept species
T. rugatulus, B. depilis.
Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus
Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans
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