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Sediles800
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Test tubes, please read and reply.

Post: # 80389Post Sediles800
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:02 pm

Is the cotton ball that stops the water from flooding supposed to be all damp? let me show a daigram for better explanation

https://imgur.com/ptveN0v

which is correct? 1 or 2, also look at the bottom left of the photo. If neither are correct please let me know and tell me what is correct and maybe make an example

SYUTEO
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Re: Test tubes, please read and reply.

Post: # 80392Post SYUTEO
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:14 pm

1 is correct, if the cotton is not damp then how are the ants supposed to drink from it? Also it depends on species, for species that like humidity you can make the cotton all damp. For species that don't require high humidity, then you can make the test tube setup like in diagram 2.
Keeping:
1 Camponotus parius colony 1 Pheidole parva colony
1 Lepisiota sp colony 1 Odontoponera sp queen
1 Meranoplus cf bicolor colony 1 Monomorium sp colony
1 Anochetus sp colony 1 Camponotus irritans colony

Sediles800
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Re: Test tubes, please read and reply.

Post: # 80393Post Sediles800
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:20 pm

SYUTEO wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:14 pm
1 is correct, if the cotton is not damp then how are the ants supposed to drink from it? Also it depends on species, for species that like humidity you can make the cotton all damp. For species that don't require high humidity, then you can make the test tube setup like in diagram 2.
I'm assuming for Camponotus it would be 1?

SYUTEO
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Re: Test tubes, please read and reply.

Post: # 80395Post SYUTEO
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:24 pm

Sediles800 wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:20 pm
SYUTEO wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:14 pm
1 is correct, if the cotton is not damp then how are the ants supposed to drink from it? Also it depends on species, for species that like humidity you can make the cotton all damp. For species that don't require high humidity, then you can make the test tube setup like in diagram 2.
I'm assuming for Camponotus it would be 1?
Both 1 and 2 are fine for Camponotus.
Keeping:
1 Camponotus parius colony 1 Pheidole parva colony
1 Lepisiota sp colony 1 Odontoponera sp queen
1 Meranoplus cf bicolor colony 1 Monomorium sp colony
1 Anochetus sp colony 1 Camponotus irritans colony

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