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SamuelMamuel
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Dirt

Post: # 20689Post SamuelMamuel
Sat May 06, 2017 2:01 pm

Would a dirt nest work ok?
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Re: Dirt

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Sat May 06, 2017 3:38 pm

Dirt nests work well as long as there is something to give the dirt structure.

Plants and sticks work well.
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Re: Dirt

Post: # 20702Post SamuelMamuel
Sat May 06, 2017 4:35 pm

Martialis wrote:
Sat May 06, 2017 3:38 pm
Dirt nests work well as long as there is something to give the dirt structure.

Plants and sticks work well.
What time of dirt should I use? Just dirt from my garden?
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Re: Dirt

Post: # 20708Post Martialis
Sat May 06, 2017 5:31 pm

That works.
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Re: Dirt

Post: # 20748Post SamuelMamuel
Sun May 07, 2017 1:54 pm

Martialis wrote:
Sat May 06, 2017 5:31 pm
That works.
Even though it would have other bugs in it?
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Re: Dirt

Post: # 20760Post Martialis
Sun May 07, 2017 5:08 pm

SamuelMamuel wrote:
Sun May 07, 2017 1:54 pm
Martialis wrote:
Sat May 06, 2017 5:31 pm
That works.
Even though it would have other bugs in it?
Yes, just not ants for obvious reasons. :p

Many of the insects in your garden are decomposers and will help with maintenance of the nest.
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Re: Dirt

Post: # 20766Post SamuelMamuel
Sun May 07, 2017 8:08 pm

How big of a container would I want for the dirt? And would that serve as an outworld too, like the golden empire?
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Re: Dirt

Post: # 20767Post Martialis
Sun May 07, 2017 8:25 pm

What species are you keeping?
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