Messor Barbarus Info

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Messor Barbarus Info

Post: # 31433Post CarlosAlcabon
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:53 am

Hey guys! I have a Pogonomyrmex Hybrid Nest for my messor barbarus but my colony has 40 members atm, should I move them to the Hybrid Nest or should I wait until they grow in numbers? Thanks!

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Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:03 am

40 is sufficient for the move. I would "offer" them the Hybrid nest and allow them to move in at their own convenience. Make the Hybrid more attractive by keeping hydrated and covered (in the dark).
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Re: Messor Barbarus Info

Post: # 31438Post CarlosAlcabon
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:20 pm

ooper01 wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:03 am
40 is sufficient for the move. I would "offer" them the Hybrid nest and allow them to move in at their own convenience. Make the Hybrid more attractive by keeping hydrated and covered (in the dark).
Thank you very much!! I'll do that.

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Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:23 pm

Note that it may take them several days, even weeks, before they will move in. Just be patient ;)
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Post: # 31467Post CarlosAlcabon
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:20 am

ooper01 wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:23 pm
Note that it may take them several days, even weeks, before they will move in. Just be patient ;)
They actually did it in 4 hours haha The queen was the last one to move but the ants were forcing her to move to the hybrid nest. They started to explore the outworld immediately and they seem very happy now. Thank you very much for your advice.

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Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:10 am

CarlosAlcabon wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:20 am
ooper01 wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:23 pm
Note that it may take them several days, even weeks, before they will move in. Just be patient ;)
They actually did it in 4 hours haha The queen was the last one to move but the ants were forcing her to move to the hybrid nest. They started to explore the outworld immediately and they seem very happy now. Thank you very much for your advice.
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