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Jinjernut
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Clay? Is it harmful to ants? Where to buy?

Post: # 33671Post Jinjernut
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:29 pm

Anthouse sells sand mixed with clay to stop the tunnels from collapsing, can someone tell me what kind of clay i could use with my white silica sand?

I don't want to poison my ants through ignorance, or bury them alive by moving or bumping the enclosure, is clay even necessary or will the tunnels have sufficient strength in pure silica sand?
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Re: Clay? Is it harmful to ants? Where to buy?

Post: # 33685Post antnest8
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:54 am

you get soil from the outdoors and boil it for safety. the soil would probably have a good clay ratio.
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Re: Clay? Is it harmful to ants? Where to buy?

Post: # 33686Post Jinjernut
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:50 pm

That doesn't answer my question
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Re: Clay? Is it harmful to ants? Where to buy?

Post: # 34828Post Dominik
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:30 am

If ants are going to dig tunnels themselves it is ok and you can buy moddeling clay bassicaly everywhere just read the packaging
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Re: Clay? Is it harmful to ants? Where to buy?

Post: # 34829Post Dominik
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:30 am

If ants are going to dig tunnels themselves it is ok and you can buy moddeling clay bassicaly everywhere just read the packaging
Keeping : 2 Formica colonies: 5-10 workers
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Re: Clay? Is it harmful to ants? Where to buy?

Post: # 34830Post Dominik
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:30 am

Sorry for the double post
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