So my novomessor colony is connected to an outworld via vinyl tubing, but something seems amiss. My whole room smells of some rotten-fruit type smell, and I traced it down to their outworld. the weird thing is, that after I washed it out completely, and let it soak, the day after I connected it to their nest, it started smelling again, which really confuses me. The only other thing that could smell would be their nest itself, but I don't understand what exactly in their nest could be smelling. It is a firebrick nest They do leave some scraps from protein meals in their nest, but always move them out all at once about once a week. I doubt this small of a pile would cause such a rancid smell. Does anyone know what could be causing it, and how I could fix it? Any help would be appreciated !
Edited by YsTheAnt, February 27 2018 - 5:15 PM.