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Nucleus 360 size for black crazy ants


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#1 Offline SurfingTangents - Posted March 8 2021 - 1:09 PM

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Can some recommend if nucleus 360 is good for black crazy? Which size tunnels? If not, which tarheelants formicarium is good for 200 plus ants and 2 queen colony?

#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted March 8 2021 - 1:41 PM

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I have a regular Nucleus, and it’s an amazing Formicarium. Definitely order small/tiny size tunnels! THA goes through extra protocols to check for any gaps if you specify tiny species. It would probably be a good idea to let Mack know you’re ordering it for an escape artist species.

Edit: just read your question more carefully. Nucleus 360 is probably too big. Look at a Fortress or Mini-Labyrinth.

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#3 Offline NickAnter - Posted March 8 2021 - 1:49 PM

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I don't think it would be too big. From my understanding, this is a very hardy, and fast growing species, and so they would likely not mind being in a larger space, and this would save you from spending more money on multiple formicariums.


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#4 Offline Manitobant - Posted March 8 2021 - 2:43 PM

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Can some recommend if nucleus 360 is good for black crazy? Which size tunnels? If not, which tarheelants formicarium is good for 200 plus ants and 2 queen colony?

for your size colony i would go for a fortress or casita. Nucleus or nucleus 360 are way too big for 200 4mm ants. Paratrechina also love to clump together, meaning it’s even worse.

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#5 Offline ANTdrew - Posted March 8 2021 - 3:20 PM

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For reference, my 3k Crematogaster colony has room to spare in their Nucleus. It’s huge.

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#6 Offline SurfingTangents - Posted March 8 2021 - 8:47 PM

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Thanks for the suggestions you are were massive helps.

#7 Offline gs5248 - Posted March 8 2021 - 8:51 PM

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Black Crazy ants are nomadic, and it would probably help them to have a bigger setup.


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#8 Offline SurfingTangents - Posted March 8 2021 - 9:21 PM

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Black Crazy ants are nomadic, and it would probably help them to have a bigger setup.


Got any ideas?

#9 Offline Leo - Posted March 9 2021 - 4:11 AM

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Black Crazy ants are nomadic, and it would probably help them to have a bigger setup.

 

i wouldn't call them nomadic, per se



#10 Offline Manitobant - Posted March 9 2021 - 6:55 AM

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They don’t need to move nests like army ants. They can do fine in a permanent setup. As i said before I’d recommend a tar heel ants fortress for your colony.




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