Bee pollen for ants

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Arachnobaron
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Ok, so I was just kinda messing around experimenting you know the drill, when i was preparing a cup of tea w/ some bee pollen and remembered

*lots of minerals
*lots of protein

And thought "hmmm ants might like this stuff" Well it turns out Tetramorium sp's do.



You can see the brood w/ some pollen, and I've also found pollen littered around. So if you have a source of Bee pollen around, and you are willing to pay for some, go ahead get some it will last you and you're ants a long time. I might have noticed something, They might like a certain color pollen, probably cause the kind of pollen thats in it, so it could have some kind of flower pollen they don't like? Ill keep you updated if i see any kind of weird behavior w/ the pollen stuff.
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Arachnobaron
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I've heard that Bee Pollen is pretty good not only for ants, but if your allergic to it that it seems to help...Pretty cool that Ants Like it though, But I can't say that it suprises me honestly...Check your local Natural Herb Stores if ya want to try this (Wild oats, Vitamin Cottage and so forth) That's where I buy mine, But it's not cheap...at least not here!
 

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Arachnobaron
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Come this spring ill have it for free wont have to pay a food store. Trust me i didn't buy the pollen for the ants. i bought it for me, allergies are horrible in the spring, it helps but it doesn't cure! Cant wait for my bee's!
 
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