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#1 Offline RayBuc - Posted January 16 2018 - 11:22 AM

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I know they need protein, sugar, and water. Most people feed killed insects and honey. Is there any benefit to this? Ants will eat cold cooked chicken if given the chance, can't I just feed my colonies off of our leftovers???



#2 Offline T.C. - Posted January 16 2018 - 11:24 AM

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Depends on the species. What is the species you have?
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#3 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted January 17 2018 - 5:00 AM

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What an ant colony will and won't eat depends on the species. Almost all need insects of some sort. There are probably a few that could survive on human leftovers, but if you want to keep ants, you have to get comfortable with the idea of feeding insects.


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