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Drinking From Plaster

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#1 Offline Nogbert - Posted June 16 2020 - 12:50 PM


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I think I know the answer to this question but wanted to double check:


Are ants able to drink from plaster based inserts as seen in antspace/high tech ants/wakooshi modules?


I'm thinking of using the founding module from wakooshi in lieu of a test tube for a camponotus queen I have; she really doesn't seem to like being in the test tube. I would move her over once there's considerable mold, or just allow her to find it on her own. my only concern would be being able to keep her hydrated. obviously the main purpose of the plaster is to help with humidity, but would the queen be able to drink from this too?



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#2 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted June 16 2020 - 1:11 PM


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Yes, they can drink from it.

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Currently keeping:


Tetramorium immigrans, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Myrmica punctiventris, Formica subsericea

Formica pallidefulva, Aphaeogaster cf. rudis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus nearcticus

Crematogaster cerasi

Temnothorax ambiguus

Prenolepis imparis

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