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#81 Offline drtrmiller - Posted June 4 2015 - 7:31 AM



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I remember some guy saying in chat that they don't pay the same amount of attention to hydration as many of us here do.


And in all reality, he's partially right.  A larger ant colony will create moisture in a nest through respiration, sealing entrance holes and other vacant nest areas, and will also use tools, such bringing in debris or substrate and vomiting water on it, in order to generate some humid sections in the nest.

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#82 Offline Trailandstreet - Posted June 9 2015 - 12:17 AM


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Most of our german, austrian or swiss antkeepers, which use selfmade or artificial nests use plaster or aerated concrete. These nests are nearly all designed to be hydrated.

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if you find any mistakes, it's my autocorrection. it doesn't speak english.

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