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Ants Not Moving

Post: # 31621Post SamuelMamuel
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:15 am

I have had my ants in their test tube in an outworld for a week now. The test tube is hooked directly up to the nest but the ants won't move. There are around 20 workers. Any help?
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Re: Ants Not Moving

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Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:22 am

Put a lamp over the old one and make the one you want them to move into dark.
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Re: Ants Not Moving

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Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:34 pm

For the time being, you should just leave them there. They don't want the new nest yet.
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Re: Ants Not Moving

Post: # 31629Post SamuelMamuel
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:37 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:34 pm
For the time being, you should just leave them there. They don't want the new nest yet.
How long should I wait before I get worried about food and such? They don't seem to be very curious about the new nest and haven't really explored at all
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Post: # 31631Post Batspiderfish
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:24 pm

They need a foraging space regardless of whether they are in the test tube or a formicarium.
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Re: Ants Not Moving

Post: # 32131Post SamuelMamuel
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:43 pm

I have been trying to get my ants to switch test tubes for a month now. Their cotton is turning grey from mold. I have used bright light and even removed the cotton at the entrance to the tube so that the only place they can really go is to the new tube, but they won't moce. Mold will take over soon. Help me!
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Re: Ants Not Moving

Post: # 32133Post Batspiderfish
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:07 am

Grey cotton is normal and nothing to be alarmed about.
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Re: Ants Not Moving

Post: # 32148Post SamuelMamuel
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:40 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:07 am
Grey cotton is normal and nothing to be alarmed about.
Even if it is almost black?
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Re: Ants Not Moving

Post: # 32152Post Batspiderfish
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:30 pm

Even if it's black.the fact that they aren't moving out at all speaks for their relative comfort.
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Re: Ants Not Moving

Post: # 32156Post SamuelMamuel
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:01 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:30 pm
Even if it's black.the fact that they aren't moving out at all speaks for their relative comfort.
So I should cover them up again and leave them be?
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