I have 6 colonies. None are huge. They range from 15 to 300 ants each. Various species. I remember the early days when I'd feed them one or two fruit flies or a single cricket leg. These days it's two crickets, or a whole meal worm or 20 to 30 flies each. There are more ants, yes, but they also seem... bottomless. I feed them a little in the morning and if it's gone more in the evening. If they eat all of that by the next morning I feed them again. If there are leftovers I skip a day then start the pattern again.
I'm just shocked how fast they hoover up crickets now. Even the exoskeletons are just... gone...
Anyway. I'm going through bugs rather fast, so winter won't be all bad news.
Anyone else find the ramping up a little frantic?