Jump to content

  • Chat
  •  
  •  

Welcome to Formiculture.com!

This is a website for anyone interested in Myrmecology and all aspects of finding, keeping, and studying ants. The site and forum are free to use. Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation points to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!

Photo

Good foods and liquids for Monomorium minimum?


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 Offline antkeeper55 - Posted May 24 2023 - 6:49 AM

antkeeper55

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts

Hi everyone, I'm back with another M. minimum question. After getting a bunch of help from people here, I've sucessfully moved the colony into the formicarium, no escapes (yet), and they've picked out a little corner of the nest to keep the brood in.

 

The one thing I've been unsure about is what foods they prefer. So far, I've offered them Sunburst, sugar water, pinhead crickets, and fish food (as a test). Since they're so small, I can't really tell if they're drinking from the liquid feeders. Or maybe they're just not hungry right now. For keepers of M. minimum or similar, what foods/liquids did you feed your ants? 



#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 24 2023 - 8:19 AM

ANTdrew

    Advanced Member

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 9,489 posts
  • LocationAlexandria, VA

Monomorium minimum are not picky at all really. They just move pretty slow and can take a while to find foods. I feed mine Sunburst exclusively for sugars, and they have no trouble using byFormica feeders. For protein, they like all kinds of typical feeder insects, but you need to make sure to chop them up, so they can reach the insides. They also like various meats a lot.


  • antkeeper55 likes this
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users