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Does fish food make mealworms pink?


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#1 Offline SYUTEO - Posted June 6 2021 - 3:45 AM

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Yesterday I tried feeding my mealworms fish food (which are a pink color) to see if they will eat them, they did eat it and the next day some of them are pink! Do mealworms turn into the color of the food they eat? Will this harm my ants? (and before you say it, yes I'm stupid)


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#2 Offline AntsMaryland - Posted June 6 2021 - 4:28 AM

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Hmm That's quite interesting. I would assume it depends on the fish food – if it's not harmful to ants then I doubt the mealworms who ate it will be harmful.


Aphaenogaster cf. rudis 

Tetramorium immigrans 

Camponotus castaneus

Tapinoma sessile

Formica pallidefulva
Formica subsericea


#3 Offline SYUTEO - Posted June 6 2021 - 4:59 AM

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Hmm That's quite interesting. I would assume it depends on the fish food – if it's not harmful to ants then I doubt the mealworms who ate it will be harmful.

Well, since I feed that fish food to my feeder roaches the whole time, I think the pink mealworms will not be harmful to my ants. I was still wondering why the mealworms turned pink but not the roaches.


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Camponotus parius x1, Pheidole parva x1, Camponotus irritans x1, Colobopsis cf leonardi x1, Meranoplus bicolor x2, Lepisiota cf rothneyi x1, Odontoponera denticulata x1, Crematogaster sp x2, Anochetus sp x1, Monomorium cf monomorium x1





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