honeydewA honeydew surrogate mixture, rich in nutrients, especially by Ant Farm develops ants. The mixture of nutrients has been extensively tested by us and suitable for all ant species. It is a supplement to a diet of ants with sugar water and aquatic insects (and the seeds for Messor and Pheidole).
Comes with tube and swab where the ants can suck out the honeydew. Suitable for several months. Make sure that the cotton remains moist. Every few weeks, the cotton ball with the back of a pencil (for example) which press deeper into the moisture.
We have developed this mixture itself and use it for our own ant colonies.