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How do I get my ants to explore the outworld?


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#1 Offline gs5248 - Posted October 12 2021 - 8:17 PM

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Recently my Pheidole Californica colony had a huge die-off due to being kept in a moldy THA fallen fortress. I hastily moved them into an Ants Australia acrylic nest and outworld. However, no matter what  I do, they don't seem to even touch the outworld. What should I do? Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the colony nose has a 50 to 50 ratio of workers to majors because of the die-off?


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#2 Offline Manitobant - Posted October 13 2021 - 7:42 AM

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Maybe the nest is too big? Ants usually don't explore the outworld when they have too much nest space.

#3 Offline gs5248 - Posted October 13 2021 - 7:49 AM

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I don't think so. They take up half the nest, and the outworld is also a little small.






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