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#1 Offline NPLT - Posted May 18 2021 - 8:35 AM

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Hello, an outworld for my Myrmica sp. finally arrived, however, its port is 10 mm ( and there wasn't a bigger option ), same as my tubing, while my test tubes have an opening of 15 mm, so, obviously, what I need to do is to insert PCW tube into my tube with some cotton blocking the openings, however, while attempting that with an empty tube, it was very, very hard to do, how do you guys do it? Especially without stressing the ant too much.


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#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 18 2021 - 9:08 AM

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Try using some mounting putty to block the opening.


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#3 Offline NPLT - Posted May 18 2021 - 9:15 AM

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Try using some mounting putty to block the opening.

I don't have any.


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#4 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 18 2021 - 9:30 AM

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Hot glue could work, but some ants can chew through it in time.


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#5 Online TacticalHandleGaming - Posted May 18 2021 - 9:31 AM

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I normally use adaptors or different sized tubing based on the test tube size. Places like THA and AntsCanada make test tube adaptors for various test tubes. 


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#6 Offline NPLT - Posted May 18 2021 - 9:34 AM

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Hot glue could work, but some ants can chew through it in time.

 

 

I normally use adaptors or different sized tubing based on the test tube size. Places like THA and AntsCanada make test tube adaptors for various test tubes. 

I have none of that stuff either, oh god, oh no, did I just buy something I cannot use?


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#7 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted May 18 2021 - 9:39 AM

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If the outworld is large enough, you could just set the tube in the outworld until you find a solution or until you're ready to attach a formicarium


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#8 Offline NPLT - Posted May 18 2021 - 9:47 AM

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If the outworld is large enough, you could just set the tube in the outworld until you find a solution or until you're ready to attach a formicarium

The outworld is 100 mm by 80 mm, test tube is 150 mm


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#9 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 18 2021 - 11:01 AM

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Can’t you buy stuff you need, or do they urgently need to move? You could try taping the tubes together.
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#10 Offline NPLT - Posted May 18 2021 - 11:10 AM

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Can’t you buy stuff you need, or do they urgently need to move? You could try taping the tubes together.

https://www.formicul...al/#entry187111 I managed to do it. Also, I was a bit urgent because feeding the queen in the test tube stresses her and is harder, and tomorrow is feeding day.


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#11 Offline steelplant - Posted May 18 2021 - 1:33 PM

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I cut a hole in the test tube cap and run the tubing into that. I also give them some substrate so they can build a ramp on the inside of the tube if they want to.

Sounds like you found a solution anyway so that's great.
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