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#1 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted January 3 2019 - 6:56 PM

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I just got a colony of Brachymyrmex patagonicus with 3 nanitics, and I'm looking into a good founding formicarium for them. Even most founding formicaria are too large for them. I've been looking into the THA Atom Nest. I've seen Brachymyrmex in them before. I'm just confused about the hydration. From the pictures on their website, it seems like it's kept hydrated through a Nestmate. Do you take the Nestmate out to refill it? Do you just inject water into the Nestmate directly? Or is there some other way to hydrate it that isn't shown?

 

Are there any designs or types that I should look into making myself?



#2 Offline Will230145 - Posted January 3 2019 - 7:37 PM

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I just got a colony of Brachymyrmex patagonicus with 3 nanitics, and I'm looking into a good founding formicarium for them. Even most founding formicaria are too large for them. I've been looking into the THA Atom Nest. I've seen Brachymyrmex in them before. I'm just confused about the hydration. From the pictures on their website, it seems like it's kept hydrated through a Nestmate. Do you take the Nestmate out to refill it? Do you just inject water into the Nestmate directly? Or is there some other way to hydrate it that isn't shown?
 
Are there any designs or types that I should look into making myself?


The atom nest is hydrated by a nest mate, a tube with mesh wiring at the end which you put your thumb on while filling and put the stopper in with your thumb still on it, it will not leak. The ants can drink from it and it will produce humidity. It is attached to the actual atom nest don’t worry, it’s in a covered hole.

#3 Offline neoponera - Posted January 13 2019 - 8:45 AM

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i recommend keeping them in a test tube until the colony has 20+ workers and lots of brood.







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