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How to transport ants safely

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#1 Offline Pickle - Posted June 4 2023 - 5:17 PM



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So I recently got in touch with a seller who has a Crematogaster Cerasi queen and I will have to go get it myself. I was wondering if anyone had a tip or suggestion as to how to transport her safely in my car. Thank you in advance for your help.

#2 Offline Flu1d - Posted June 4 2023 - 5:52 PM


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If she is in a container, ensure she has tiny holes to breathe and a way to get to water. It is best if she is in a test tube. Then, just set her down somewhere she can't roll or move around much. Don't let it be too hot or too cold. How long is the drive?

#3 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted June 4 2023 - 7:23 PM


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Just set the tube somewhere it won't roll around and where it won't overheat from direct sunlight.

#4 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted June 5 2023 - 9:13 AM


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Yeah, just make sure she's not in sunlight and doesn't move around too much. I've seen people cover them with a cloth or put them in a box, but that's no necessary. She should be good with no holes for a drive.

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