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Alternate food source for Hypoponera?


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#1 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted October 24 2021 - 12:51 AM

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Hey all. Recently I've been pretty busy anting. And I caught a Hypoponera lumpurensis queen. I know they usually eat springtails but I was wondering do they actually eat other foods? I fed her a mealworm leg (yes it was hard to cut off my pre-killed mealworm) and she ate it very happily. But I'm not sure if I can raise a colony from her and was wondering will she eat just about any other small insects?


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#2 Offline M_Ants - Posted October 24 2021 - 9:25 AM

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Hey all. Recently I've been pretty busy anting. And I caught a Hypoponera lumpurensis queen. I know they usually eat springtails but I was wondering do they actually eat other foods? I fed her a mealworm leg (yes it was hard to cut off my pre-killed mealworm) and she ate it very happily. But I'm not sure if I can raise a colony from her and was wondering will she eat just about any other small insects?

Fruit flies. 


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Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

Veromessor andrei

Myrmecocystus testaceus

Crematogaster sp. 

C. baldies a.k.a bald fraggles a.k.a C. absquatulator

Hypoponera opaciceps

Brachymyrmex patagonicus

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