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Where do you get your seeds from for harvesters?

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#1 Offline aznphenom - Posted August 17 2022 - 7:30 AM


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Anyone buy the lawn ones from home improvement stores? 


My Pogonomyrmex have been very uninterested in the dandelion mix. I've been wanting to buy Kentucky bluegrass but I don't know if the home improvement stuff are safe. There's one on amazon that someone recommended but it won't arrive until late next week. Would like to drive to a store and pickup a bag asap.

Keeps: Myrmecocystus, Odontomachus, Crematogaster, Camponotus, Tetra

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#2 Offline kiedeerk - Posted August 17 2022 - 8:51 AM


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Try pet store instead. Seed mix for birds or canary are fine. Even crushed nuts like walnut or almonds etc. my Pogonomyrmex like nuts the most and proteins. Nuts is much more nutritious than seeds and easier for them to just eat. The larva will gladly take nut or insect pieces and will grow rapidly when fed high protein feed
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#3 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted August 17 2022 - 10:18 AM


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Mine love dandelion, chia, and poppy seeds. Make sure to buy organic seeds. Dandelion seeds I normally get from THA or Amazon. Chia and poppy can be found at your local grocery store. 

Edited by TacticalHandleGaming, August 17 2022 - 10:54 AM.

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Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, P. imparis.


Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis.


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Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

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#4 Offline futurebird - Posted August 18 2022 - 6:57 AM


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You can also simply give them a dandelion puff from the yard, provided you know it to be from a place that isn't using pesticides. It's hilarious to watch them take apart the puffs. 

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