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CaptainAnt2005
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Guys please help me

Post: # 51546Post CaptainAnt2005
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:39 pm

I need to draw my ant queen out of hiding, she went into the AC-outworld with about 7-10 workers and I haven't seen any sign of them in weeks, They took brood and everything out into the outworld should I draw them out with food or flood the outworld? It's an AC 2.0


I know this is my second time asking this but I really need an answer.
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idahoantgirl
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Re: Guys please help me

Post: # 51550Post idahoantgirl
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:07 pm

We need pictures of your setup. It sounds like you have substrate in it?
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

CaptainAnt2005
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Re: Guys please help me

Post: # 51578Post CaptainAnt2005
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:51 pm

yes it has basic soil in it not the stuff AC gives you actual dirt
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Post: # 51582Post idahoantgirl
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:52 pm

Don't flood it. Here is the thing. They are only staying there because they find it more suitable than the living conditions you were providing them with.What are they supposed to be living in? A nest or test tube ? They should move out of the dirt on their own if you do not hydrate the dirt. It will dry out within a few weeks and they will move to the more humid nest/ tube. Just be sure to not disturb the outworld at all because their tunnels might collapse and they won't be able to get out with all their brood and queen.
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

CaptainAnt2005
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Location: US of A

Re: Guys please help me

Post: # 51603Post CaptainAnt2005
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:15 pm

Ok thanks. I'm going to put a wax worm in there to try to coax them out
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