What To Feed Your Ants
When you have an ant farm, there are several things that you must learn
before you begin caring for your ants. Many new ant farm owners are
surprised to learn that they must feed and water their ants on a regular
basis. However, what is the best way to care for your ants? With ant
farms having the ability to gain thousands of residents, learning how to
properly care for your ant farm is imperative for creating a healthy and
active habitat. There are several foundational tips that if you stick by
them you will consistently have a healthy and interesting ant farm.
The first thing you must learn how to do is feed your ants. Ants require
nutrients just like anything else on this planet. There are several
things you can feed your ants that will help them remain healthy and
active. The main step in choosing foods for your ants, is to make sure
that you never feed them anything sticky or mushy. This is unhealthy for
the ants and is difficult for them to transfer throughout the colony.
When picking out foods, stay with crisper fruits and vegetables. Some of
the ideal foods for ants include celery, lettuce and even apples. Of
course, when you are feeding your ants, you will only need to use
extremely small servings.
You only need to feed your ants once every couple of days. A good rule
of thumb is after a day or two, check and see if the ants have consumed
all of the food, if they haven't eaten all of their food, remove the old
food before it starts to mold. If you allow ants to eat moldy food, this
can cause potential harm to the colony, thus jeopardizing your ant farm.
The next major tip in caring for your ants, is to make sure that you give
them water on a daily basis. There are two main tools you will need in
order to precisely water your ant farm. The first item you need is a
dropper, any size will do, and the second thing you need is water, of
course. After you have gathered these two items, you can now give your
ants their desired water. Once you have put water into the dropper, you
only need to put two-to-three drops on the top of the sand or soil.
Never put so much water in the ant farm that a pool begins to form on the
surface of the soil.
By doing this, you may accidently drown your ants. As a nice treat for
your ants, put several drops of sugar water into the ant farm. Ants love
sugar, and it will give them an extra energy boost, thus allowing your
ant farm to grow quicker than you thought. Owning an ant farm is
educational and fun, however, if you don't know how to properly care for
your ants, than the duration of educational fun is quickly limited.
Although, following the above steps you will have healthy, happy and
energetic ants that will build an amazing ant farm.