How many ants should I have before I move them to the hybrid nest?

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antnest8
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Re: How many ants should I have before I move them to the hybrid nest?

Post: # 36675Post antnest8
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:23 pm

First i would give the ants access to a substrate like sand. not much of it but some. they might be able to use that to help with the bathrooms. also every once in a while place a new nest in the setup and dry out the old nest by not watering it they will leave it and you can disconnect it remove workers still in the nest and clean the nest.
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Re: How many ants should I have before I move them to the hybrid nest?

Post: # 36677Post Firecatto21
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:08 pm

How often should I dry out a nest, how much excrement?
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