Keeping formicarium moist

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Nj6000
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Keeping formicarium moist

Post: # 27809Post Nj6000
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:38 am

I have a dry loving species of ants but I think they still like a little bit of moisture so how should I keep one part of the formicarium moist and 1 side not ? The formicarium is for pogonomyrmex barbatus .

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Re: Keeping formicarium moist

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Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:03 pm

Nj6000 wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:38 am
I have a dry loving species of ants but I think they still like a little bit of moisture so how should I keep one part of the formicarium moist and 1 side not ? The formicarium is for pogonomyrmex barbatus .
What type of formicarium? Pics? And all ants need moisture, even if they are dry loving species. Without any moisture, they will literally dry out and die.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

Nj6000
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Re: Keeping formicarium moist

Post: # 27832Post Nj6000
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:19 pm

I haven't made it yet . Was just wondering when I did make it how is should keep it moist.

Nj6000
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Re: Keeping formicarium moist

Post: # 27901Post Nj6000
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:38 pm

Would just watering the soil help keep it moist or does anybody else have a better idea ?

Cartil
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Re: Keeping formicarium moist

Post: # 27910Post Cartil
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:53 pm

What material are you going to use for your formicarium?

Nj6000
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Re: Keeping formicarium moist

Post: # 27960Post Nj6000
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:59 am

Cartil wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:53 pm
What material are you going to use for your formicarium?


The base will be wood and the rest clear acrylic . The soil in it will be a 50/50 mix of garden soil and sand . It says in the video below how to make a hydration system . What do you think of the hydration system ? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ReXfS5g_mTA

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