I am a newcomer to this forum. I am an ant keeper from germany and I never heard about Hydrostone until now. Nor have I ever seen it here in any store.
But I see that you guys have such great success in Hydrostone setups on different ant species. In germany we usually use Ytong (celluar concrete) nests where we dig in tunnels with a screwdriver and simple ant farms and 3D nests.
But especially for species like Myrmecocystus this seems like a big problem and many colonies die, what I believe isn't the temperature but the nest type. So what is the secret about Hydrostone in comparison with normal Ant Farms, 3D nests and Ytong (celluar concrete) nests?
Are there any special minerals, does it store some heat? The moisture is saved so well in it?
I am considering to somehow get this Hydrostone myself and create beautiful hand made nests.