What is this part?

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SpooderAnt
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What is this part?

Post: # 29819Post SpooderAnt
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:04 pm

Hello!

Recently I've purchased a Lasius Hybrid Nest from the AntsCanada website. It came with the formicarium of course, a test tube (thanks for the test tube! Didn't know it came with one!), a portal, and a plastic bag half-full of small white clusters. Are these just packaging material I haven't seen before or is it what I use to water my ants, or something else? If an image is needed please let me know.

Thank you!
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Will230145
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Re: What is this part?

Post: # 29831Post Will230145
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:26 pm

It's perlite, it's used for water hydrating, my ants like cotton more than the perlite though.
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Re: What is this part?

Post: # 29835Post ooper01
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:18 pm

Yes Perlite. It can be used in the base of the Hybrid nest to help retain moisture. You would place it in the larger of the two compartments in the base. As mentioned, cotton can be used as well.
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Re: What is this part?

Post: # 29857Post SpooderAnt
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:19 am

Will230145 wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:26 pm
It's perlite, it's used for water hydrating, my ants like cotton more than the perlite though.
ooper01 wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:18 pm
Yes Perlite. It can be used in the base of the Hybrid nest to help retain moisture. You would place it in the larger of the two compartments in the base. As mentioned, cotton can be used as well.
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