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How to get ochetellus out of formicarium?

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#1 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 25 2016 - 11:11 AM

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Hi.

 

Today, I received a THA Mini Hearth. I put my Ochetellus in there, but now I think that the formicarium may be too large to house my two-queen one worker colony. Any tips on how to get them out, or should I keep them there?


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#2 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 25 2016 - 11:35 AM

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Please help when you can! Thanks! :)

 

Please don't ignore this.. The ochetellus is my favorite colony.


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Baby Wolf Spider
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Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
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#3 Offline Annexis - Posted December 25 2016 - 11:54 AM

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I mean you gotta connect a test tube to it that's dark, so maybe put like some tin foil around the test tube, also don't hydrate their nest, you want to make the conditions in the formicarium worse that the test tube to make the test tube seem nice. 



#4 Offline Miles - Posted December 25 2016 - 5:11 PM

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I strongly recommend that you keep them in there. Keep the nest sufficiently moist and warm, and provide food at the entrance to the nest. Keep us updated! 


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#5 Offline Serafine - Posted December 26 2016 - 3:49 AM

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Put the heart into an outworld container together with a larger test tube. When they feel the nest is inappropriate they will move to the tube by themselves. Probably even before that because test tubes are better than mini-formicariums as they offer more stable conditions and no queen-stressing watering is required.


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#6 Offline Batspiderfish - Posted December 26 2016 - 6:29 AM

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If it is inappropriate to move a colony into a formicarium without sufficient workers, it's also inappropriate to move them back out.


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