Is this a good setup?

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Firecatto21
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Is this a good setup?

Post: # 34851Post Firecatto21
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:51 am

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JWmBV6Dzyp6yZFaaY61hme8OTR5Fpnwm/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nbXLBThLjiQlCQaRwB7nHTgda5OpmkoN/view?usp=sharing
There are around 10 ants in the hybrid nest, the species is lasius niger. In the mini outworld there is honey
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-Formica Rufibarbis

Mortamir
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Re: Is this a good setup?

Post: # 34852Post Mortamir
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:08 am

Looks good, probably a little big for your colony at this point.
They would probably be good in the 4 way and two test tubes.
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Camponotus friedae

Firecatto21
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Re: Is this a good setup?

Post: # 34854Post Firecatto21
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:02 am

I've done that, but the ant queen would rather nest in the mini outworld (exposed)
than in a dark testube connected to it
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Firecatto21
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Re: Is this a good setup?

Post: # 34855Post Firecatto21
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:59 am

Nevermind, she went into the tube
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Mortamir
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Re: Is this a good setup?

Post: # 34856Post Mortamir
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:02 pm

If thats what makes her happy.
I would leave her the option to move.
I have a queen who would rather be an outworld as well.

I often wonder if there is something she is trying to get away from, but I have tried changing out the tubes and she just stays in the outworld. It makes it more challenging to feed them. When I open the top she runs into the tube but comes back to outworld a few minutes later.
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Camponotus Laevigatus
Formica sp.
Lasius Flavus
Camponotus Modoc
Polyrhacis Dives
Camponotus friedae

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