Greetings Ant Lovers/AC Family,
My marauder ant colony (Carebara diversa), living cozily in an ant terrarium, is exploding in numbers. The queen ant has been laying eggs non-stop, creating workers of all sizes, including large majors. But with this increase in the population of the colony comes a great hunger for food, particularly protein. So this week, I decided to give my pet ants something new to eat: a dead pinky mouse. How they dealt with eating the large mouse carcass opened my eyes about the importance of ants as nature’s detritivores and scavengers. Ant love forever!