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Are ants attracted to sugar or cheese better?

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February 04, 2011 3:36AM

It depends about the type of ant, and the season. I would say both are equally attractive, but the one with more moisture may be more palatable. so cheese.

Think of ants more simply. ants are only after 3 types of food sources. Carbohydrates (normaly sugas), Protene (Normally other insects, meats) and water ( foods may contain water such as Soda, but ants may be found around a kitchen sink mainly for the water.)

They lack the complex livers of mammals and cannot convert protene to energy. it is only used to create more ants. So they need a lot of it.