Best Hydration Medium for Hybrid Nest 2.0

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Best Hydration Medium for Hybrid Nest 2.0

Post: # 47603Post colo3000
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:19 pm

I just got the new tetramorium hybrid nest 2.0, and I was wondering what the recommended hydration medium was for the nest. I used cotton balls on my old hybrid nest, but the hydration system has changed a bit and I’m wondering if cotton balls are still a good option.

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Re: Best Hydration Medium for Hybrid Nest 2.0

Post: # 47605Post idahoantgirl
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:34 pm

Should be fine. You could also use paper towels folded up until they are the proper thickness.
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Re: Best Hydration Medium for Hybrid Nest 2.0

Post: # 47684Post ooper01
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:16 pm

Another option is to fill the basin with Perlite. Any of these suggestions should work fine.
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