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Feeders That I can Keep In A Fridge.

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#1 Offline Tanks - Posted May 24 2023 - 2:17 PM


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I know that I can keep meal worms in the fridge, but are there any other feeder insects that I can keep in there that ants like?

#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 24 2023 - 2:32 PM


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Every kind of feeder can go straight in the freezer. Thaw when you need them. One of the best things about keeping ants is that they do not need live prey.

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#3 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted May 24 2023 - 2:35 PM


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You can do this, but they are more likely to take fresh food.

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#4 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted May 24 2023 - 3:31 PM


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I order a batch of 2 week old crickets and Dubia roaches from Rainbow Mealworms and throw them in the freezer as soon as they arrive. It gives me 4-6 weeks of fresh frozen food for my 3 colonies plus some for my Venus Flytrap ;) I dip them in boiled water for a few seconds to kill grain mites and I’ve had pretty good success over the years. 

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