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 6:6-11

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.

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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