Posts: 18,292 Country: England Pets: Ants, 1 Canary, 7 Finches, 2 dogs and 1 wife Favourite Ant: Formica rufa & Camponotus habereri I Like: Daleks, History and good movies. I Hate: Very spicy food and hot curry. I Am: A Senior Citizen Joined: April, 2008 Likes: 4,562
I have trouble remembering which of my ant colonies have been fed with fresh insects, and which have not been fed for a few days. To help remedy this I have decided to buy some coloured glass pebbles. My idea is to place a pebble on each nest which has been given a freshly killed fly or whatever, and I can add more if the colony has been given extra food. This will show who has been fed in the last 3 days, as I will remove the pebbles after that time. Any nest not having pebbles will have priority for the next insects over those who have been fed. Amazon sell the pebbles cheap, so I have ordered a pack of 100 which is more than enough, and it should solve the memory problem of feeding my ants. I chose these Green glass pebbles but they do come in other colours.