Camponotus Hybrid Nest glue

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Zayltek
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Camponotus Hybrid Nest glue

Post: # 37850Post Zayltek
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:04 pm

With the size of Camponotus (Pennsylvanicus in my case) is there any need to glue down the glass or is letting it sit on its own enough?

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Re: Camponotus Hybrid Nest glue

Post: # 37854Post TheRealAntMan
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:34 pm

I would glue it just to be safe.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

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Re: Camponotus Hybrid Nest glue

Post: # 37974Post ooper01
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:18 pm

Applying a bead of Elmer's school glue around the perimeter is a good idea. I have seen ants push small grains of sand or other objects up into that small space between the glass and the formicarium and over a period of time it slowly raises up the glass. Crazy!
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Re: Camponotus Hybrid Nest glue

Post: # 38143Post Zayltek
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:35 pm

Just enough to tack it down, while still being able to pop the glass off the top for cleaning if needed?

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Re: Camponotus Hybrid Nest glue

Post: # 38157Post ooper01
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:45 pm

Yup, that should work.
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