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CaptainAnt2005
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Post: # 49983Post CaptainAnt2005
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:27 pm

How many ants should my ant queen have before I put her in the ac outworld she currently has about 6-8?
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Post: # 49985Post idahoantgirl
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:37 pm

Your colony should be introduced to an outworld at the first worker. Use the drinking straw technique, and never feed your ants inside the tube.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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CaptainAnt2005
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Post: # 50078Post CaptainAnt2005
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:29 pm

What is the drinking straw technique? I'm new to ant keeping
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Post: # 50079Post CaptainAnt2005
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:30 pm

And how should I introduce my colony to the outworld?
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Post: # 50082Post idahoantgirl
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:08 pm

Use a one inch section of drinking straw wedged between the exit cotton that is plugging the tube and the side of the tube. This makes a cozy tunnel for them. Then place the whole tube in an outworld (a tupperware container with a barrier will do. ) SImply leave food outside the tube in the outworld and they will forage when they get hungry.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

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