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Y-tong in scotland/uk

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#1 Offline antkeeperscotland - Posted December 24 2020 - 7:14 AM

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Hi there, I was wondering if anyone knows of ways of purchasing y-tong, as the only way I have found is to buy a pack of 100... less than ideal! if anyone knows how i could get some in scotland, please say!



#2 Online ANTdrew - Posted December 24 2020 - 7:49 AM

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It seems pretty hard to come by in most English speaking areas for some reason. I recommend learning how to use hydrostone or grout to make formicariums instead. I think it’s more versatile.
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#3 Offline Manitobant - Posted December 24 2020 - 8:43 AM

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Unless you live in Australia it is very hard to find ytong.

#4 Offline Fatatoille - Posted December 25 2020 - 2:52 AM

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B&Q sells AAC, you can either order for delivery online i.e: https://www.diy.com/...cB&gclsrc=aw.ds

Or if you have a local B&Q store you can go buy it yourself, it’s pretty cheap for the volume you get out of it, especially if you are using the block to make nests for small colonies. Lots of places also call AAC ‘thermalite’ in England so that may be why it’s so difficult to find.

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#5 Offline steelplant - Posted December 25 2020 - 12:40 PM

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Keep an eye out for it thrown away in skips. My mate and I have found 2 brand new complete blocks in different places this year. It's only a few quid to buy though, eg from B&Q.

#6 Offline antkeeperscotland - Posted December 26 2020 - 4:07 AM

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ok. thanks! that is all very useful



#7 Offline gs5248 - Posted December 27 2020 - 9:52 PM

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If you can find K-23 firebrick, it works pretty well as a Y-tong alternative, but it is very soft, and you probably should not use it with destructive species.







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