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Formicarium Humidity

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#1 Offline bbishop3 - Posted April 19 2019 - 2:01 PM

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What sort of signs would you look for when figuring out a species liking of humidity levels within a formicarium?? 

New to the hobby and looking for insight into humidity levels needed.



#2 Offline Barristan - Posted April 19 2019 - 3:17 PM

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The best way is not to force ants into a new nest, let them move into it. So you could moist the new nest and wait if they move in. If they only move in after it dried out a little bit, you'll know they don't like that much moisture. If they already have moved into the new nest it can be a sign that there is something wrong with humidity/temperature if they move into the tube or back into the test tube.

 

I only care about humidity in the nest, at least the ants I kept so far could tolerate a quite dry outworld.


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