How is this? Good or Bad?

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How is this? Good or Bad?

Post: # 15929Post Firestar987654321
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:36 am

Here is a formicarium design. Good or Bad?
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Re: How is this? Good or Bad?

Post: # 15936Post Batspiderfish
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:29 am

It doesn't look easy to keep that nest hydrated.
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Post: # 17958Post AntsSA
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:33 am

You could drill holes in the top that dont go into any chambers and put fine mesh over is you are using a water absorbing plaster or grout.
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Re: How is this? Good or Bad?

Post: # 17992Post Serafine
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:06 am

Should work well for Camponotus (Carpenter ants) if they have access to a water source (like a test tube) at all times. Camponotus don't need any additional moisture they do fine at room humidity.

For ants that need it more moist (Myrmica etc., in fact most ants) it won't work well.
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