Rehousing an established colony.

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Rehousing an established colony.

Post: # 37789Post CHill96
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:30 pm

Hello, I was hoping somebody could shed some light on a question I have. I’ve see videos of relocating an ant colony plenty of times, but not one where they are in a permanent setup like a planted vivarium. If you need to move or they must be removed from the space what is the safest way to do it?
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Re: Rehousing an established colony.

Post: # 38983Post colo3000
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:58 pm

What are you trying to move them to?

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Post: # 40322Post antsofthelowcountry
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:26 am

If the ants are in a location dominated by soil you can move them out by attempting to dehydrate the soil and then attaching a formicarium and Outworld to the setup. The ants will move into the formicarium as it will have a better hydration medium for The Brood.
As always, wishing you well on your exciting ant adventure, Ants the Lowcountry.

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Post: # 40336Post FolloweroftheWay
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:16 am


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