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#1 Online Acutus - Posted May 15 2019 - 1:23 PM

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Ok so I see references to plaster for formicariums al the time.

 

What Plaster? Hydrostone? Plaster of Paris? either? is one better than the other? are there more types I need to know?

 

This media is supposedly good to retain moister and humidity?

 

Who uses it and when?

 

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Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

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#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 16 2019 - 7:31 AM

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http://www.formicult...ck +formicarium

Hydrostone is probably your best choice over plaster of Paris. It is more mold resistant and absorbs water very well. Here's a very good thread listing the pros and cons of all the materials used for formicariums.


Edited by ANTdrew, May 16 2019 - 7:33 AM.

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#3 Online Acutus - Posted May 17 2019 - 12:49 PM

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Thanks for pointing me that way Drew! :D


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Billy

 

Currently keeping:

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Aphaenogaster "NOT tennesseensis" fulva


#4 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 18 2019 - 9:31 AM

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Glad to help/ fishing for likes. Lol
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25





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