ANT CARE TIPS
|This page is dedicated to providing helpful tips on ant
care. We have included instructions for feeding, watering, and general
care for ants so that they live longer and happier in your ant farm or
|Tip #1 - Putting
the ants into the Observatory
|If you have a narrow opening in the top of your
will probably want to roll a piece of paper into a funnel shape that
you can pour the ants through down into the observatory. Ants are cold
blooded so they slow down when they get cold. Place the ants in the
refrigerator for about 5 minutes to slow them down before you dump them
into the observatory. This will make it easier and safer to get the
ants into their new home.
|Tip #2 - Water
|To give better care to your ants give them a few drops
every day. Don't make their sand so wet that water pools up on top and
they drown in it, but do give them a few drops every day. To give your
ants an extra boost of energy and a real treat they will love, mix a
pinch of sugar in a teaspoon of water and give it to the ants once a
|Tip #3 - Food
|The best foods for harvester ants are small pieces of
fruits and vegetables. Celery, Apple, Lettuce, work real well because
they are not real "mushy" and sticky. Don't overfeed the ants. They
only need 2 or 3 small pieces every two days. After two days if the
food has not been completely eaten remove it. This will keep mold from
growing in the habitat that could harm your ants. Another good thing to
feed ants is sugar water as in Tip #2.
|Tip #4 -
|Temperature is a big factor in how long your ants live.
will live longer in a cool room at temperatures of 60 to 70 degrees.
Don't keep the ants in a place where they are hit by direct sunlight as
this will cause the temperature inside the ant habitat to rise.
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