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Outworld Lining Suggestion

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#1 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted November 7 2017 - 3:49 PM

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So I'm planning on moving my T. immigrans colony into a homemade formicarium when they come out of hibernation.  The only problem is the outworld.  The tube that goes into the outworld is inevitably going to be a bit above the ground, and since Tetramorium aren't good climbers, this is a problem. I need some kind of substrate or lining that can reach the tubing.  Sand won't work, since Tetramorium are small, they'll have trouble climbing the small mounds of sand that form, and if a hydration tube has a leak, they'll nest in the sand.  Grout and plaster will mold once the ants establish a garbage pile.  Any other suggestions?



#2 Online Serafine - Posted November 8 2017 - 2:41 AM

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Use a small pice of wood to build a bridge or a mollusc shell.

Something like this should work:

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#3 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted November 8 2017 - 4:19 AM

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Thanks!



#4 Offline Hunter - Posted November 8 2017 - 4:38 AM

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o brake a BBQ stick to fit at a slight angle


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#5 Offline Diesel - Posted November 8 2017 - 5:21 AM

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i used sand paper that had sticky backing


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Ant Species kept

 

Temnothorax Longispinosus.-Journal(discontinued)-(formerly)

Camponotus Noveboracensis (formerly)

Camponotus Nearticus-formerly

Tetramorium sp.-formerly

Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Queen & brood.-formerly

Tapinoma Sessile-Journal (3 queen colony)-formerly

​Tapinoma  Sessile #2 (2 queen colony)-formerly

Aphaenogaster Picea-Journal-active

Crematogaster sp.(Cerasi or Lineolata) Queen with 3 workers and brood-formerly

​Crematogaster sp. #2 (Cerasi or Lineolata) Queen with brood-formerly

Formica sp. polygenus-active 300+ workers-active

Formica Subsericea-active 25+ workers-active

Myrmica Rubra 400+ workers 3 queens-active


#6 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted November 8 2017 - 2:31 PM

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o brake a BBQ stick to fit at a slight angle

This is a good idea. Not only will it serve as a bridge, but it will make it harder for the ants to drag large chunks of food into the nest, which could cause mold.







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