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live feeding opinions?

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#21 Offline antgallery - Posted July 19 2021 - 9:56 PM


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I don’t see an issue with feeding ants live fruit flies or springtails (or anything that small)), but I would probably never feed ants a live cricket or something that can easily defend itself (I also just hate crickets so…)

I agree, I feel like ants can kill springtails and fruit flies quickly and easily so the ants won't get hurt.

#22 Offline DIACAMMAWORLDCOOL - Posted July 19 2021 - 10:24 PM


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I have feed my dinosaur ants live beetle larvae and centipede.
Both were completely under supervision and there were no deaths.

Edited by DIACAMMAWORLDCOOL, July 19 2021 - 10:24 PM.

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#23 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted July 19 2021 - 10:30 PM


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Yeah, as long as you supervise a live feeding like you would a pet snake there really isn't any risk to the ants themselves.

#24 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 19 2021 - 11:58 PM


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I would only feed my ants live prey if the prey itself is smaller than the ants and the species of ant is one that is known to hunt live prey.

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