Concrete Fomicarium?

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antlove1
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Concrete Fomicarium?

Post: # 30748Post antlove1
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:03 pm

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has ever used strait up concrete mix to make a formicarium? Would it work and would it be dangerous to the ants, also, would I need to put any additives(like sand, rocks...)in the mix?
Thanks!

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Re: Concrete Fomicarium?

Post: # 31588Post AntsOntario
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:15 pm

antlove1 wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:03 pm
Hi, I was wondering if anyone has ever used strait up concrete mix to make a formicarium? Would it work and would it be dangerous to the ants, also, would I need to put any additives(like sand, rocks...)in the mix?
Thanks!
Concrete alone does not absorb water, it just sits there. I would suggest an alternative like grout mixed with perlite, or even plaster. The ideal homemade formicarium materials, (IMO) are;
1. Ytong
2. Naturalistic Dirt Setup
3. Grout mixed w/ Perlite
4. Hydrostone
5. Firebrick
6. Plaster
7. Cement
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