Mould and other strange problems.

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Mould and other strange problems.

Post: # 30385Post ArticSnowLegend
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:24 pm

So I have a formica fusca colony in a tank that used to have fish in it, I cleaned it out and put in clay granules at the bottom, sand loam in the middle and then about half an inch of soil from my garden, I froze each of them for 2 days to make it cleaner. The ants dug a small hole near the edge of the tank (because I made a slope at the edge) I water the nest with a pipette whenever is is dry, I provide food on a piece of card so that I can take out food and prevent bacteria in an easy way. So I found mould growing above their nest (if you can call the hole a nest) I took it out, I assume it was because I put a bit of sliced beef nearby without the card, I found a small snail in the tank, the ants aren't digging and they don't seem to eat much. Are any of these things bad or are they normal?

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I have a feeling they are eating the natural minerals in the soil.

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