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Strobe ants just not eating.

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#1 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted September 14 2021 - 6:47 PM

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So, I have a colony of strobe ants with 3 workers, but I've never actually seen them eat. I've given them sugar water, which disappeared, so I'm assuming they ate some, but that's about all they'll eat. The larvae need protein too, so any ideas for that?


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Leptomyrmx is my name, not the title btw : P

I comment on 10 year old posts, kindly deal with it :]
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Pheidole sp.

Rhytidoponera metallica

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#2 Online JCRHJM - Posted September 14 2021 - 6:51 PM

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Are you talking about strobe ants (Opisthopsis) or spider ants (Leptomyrmex)?

sugar water is all the adult ants need, crickets and mealworms are the best protein source though you can try cooked meats that are not too processed.



#3 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted September 14 2021 - 6:58 PM

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Opisthopsis, leptomyrmx is my username. Ok, thanks, I'll try some cooked meat.


Leptomyrmx is my name, not the title btw : P

I comment on 10 year old posts, kindly deal with it :]
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Opisthopsis rufithorax

Pheidole sp.

Rhytidoponera metallica

super tiny unidentified queen


#4 Offline futurebird - Posted September 14 2021 - 7:45 PM

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Hi I don't have these ants, but I'm a little obsessed with them, so I'll share some good videos that might have some clues. Here they are eating a cricket head. 

 

 

A much larger captive colony taking on a freshly killed (maimed??) roach. 

 

 

 

bonus cute video of wild queen digging her chamber in soil

 

So, there is verified evidence they will eat cricket and roaches. 


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#5 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted September 16 2021 - 3:34 PM

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Hi I don't have these ants, but I'm a little obsessed with them, so I'll share some good videos that might have some clues. Here they are eating a cricket head. 

 

 

A much larger captive colony taking on a freshly killed (maimed??) roach. 

 

 

 

bonus cute video of wild queen digging her chamber in soil

 

So, there is verified evidence they will eat cricket and roaches. 

CoolColJ had a journal on here, but it hasn't been updated in a while. The Opisthopsis were always my favorite.

 

To the OP, it might be of some help: https://www.formicul...achis-myrmecia/


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