Moving your queen from test tube to test tube.

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Moving your queen from test tube to test tube.

Post: # 4719Post MadVampy
Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:02 pm

Ok so one of my starting colony's test tube has dried out to the point that I needed to mover them from one tube to another. I made a short video of it happening. I recorded the entire thing but the full video is 30 mins long, so this is just a small part.

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Post: # 4725Post JPSMedeiros
Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:31 am

Very cool video, every time that you have ants in the test tube you'll reach this point sometime?

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Post: # 4726Post ooper01
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:51 am

Generally speaking, yes. The water supply runs out and you need to provide them a new test tube or formicarium. We like to suggest our Test Tube Portal to make this process easier. Just attach a new, clean test tube setup and you're done! http://www.AntsCanada.com/shop/ac-test-tube-portal/

The Test Tube Portal also makes it much easier to feed your growing colony and provides them a small outworld at the same time.

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Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:20 pm

I just scotch tape them together :lol:
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Post: # 4736Post ooper01
Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:53 pm

WillWithAnts wrote:I just scotch tape them together :lol:
Scotch tape will definitely work - I've done it myself. Just a bit more of a pain to provide food. Some people worry about the ants getting enough air also when test tubes are taped together, but there are of course ways around that. Just poke a few holes in the tape right between the tubes.
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Post: # 4738Post MadVampy
Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:13 pm

WillWithAnts wrote:I just scotch tape them together :lol:

Yea air is an issue! Check this new little product out that will help! Faster and safer then taping!

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