How to transport ants from jar with dirt into formicarium

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Hjcresp
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How to transport ants from jar with dirt into formicarium

Post: # 68764Post Hjcresp
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:51 pm

Hi, I have recently captured a colony of Phediole ants from a pot in my backyard. I put them into a jar with dirt and then ordered a formicarium that arrives by the end of the week. How can I transport the ants into the formicarium without getting much dirt in and also without harming the ants?
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Re: How to transport ants from jar with dirt into formicarium

Post: # 68835Post MollysAnts
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:07 pm

Hi! I think you should put the formicarium into a big plastic tub. Then tip the whole jar of dirt into the tub, next to the formicarium. Hopefully, the ants will then move into it. :D :)

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