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What is the best type of formicarium for myrmica?

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#1 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted April 27 2020 - 12:06 PM


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What is the best type of formicarium for the myrmica species? I want to know what everyone keeps theirs in. Specifically, do they like open chambers or do they like firebrick?

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#2 Offline Manitobant - Posted April 27 2020 - 12:24 PM


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Myrmica need high humidity in their nest. I mostly keep em in dirt setups or tubs and tubes as they seem to hate everything else.

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#3 Offline Serafine - Posted April 27 2020 - 2:10 PM


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Not really. They do certainly prefer it but I had a small Myrmica colony sitting in a dry test tube for almost a month and they did just fine. They moved eventually but even then moved back into the dry tube for a few days.

Now they have some brood in both tubes (which is annoying becauseI want to replace the dry tube).

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