Help!! Ants not moving into new setup

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Diamondking
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Help!! Ants not moving into new setup

Post: # 50068Post Diamondking
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:50 pm

Hi, so I recently got a colony of Lasius Neoniger ants. There is a queen and three workers. Their test tube is very moldy and the water is almost completely gone. I have tried many ways to get them to move, like taping tubes together. I tried putting their old test tube on a portal, with another, dark tube on as well. The queen and the ants seem robot care about light, inclines or anything else. They made the new, clean tube a trash area, and when I added a third tube, they made that one the graveyard. I really don’t know what to do about this and I’m hoping you guys could help. Thanks!
Keeping:
x1 Lasius Neoniger
x2 Crematogastor

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idahoantgirl
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Re: Help!! Ants not moving into new setup

Post: # 50086Post idahoantgirl
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:21 pm

How long have you been trying?
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

Diamondking
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Re: Help!! Ants not moving into new setup

Post: # 50106Post Diamondking
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:09 am

3 days now
Keeping:
x1 Lasius Neoniger
x2 Crematogastor

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idahoantgirl
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Re: Help!! Ants not moving into new setup

Post: # 50122Post idahoantgirl
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:24 am

It can take up to a week. Be patient.
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

Diamondking
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Location: New York

Re: Help!! Ants not moving into new setup

Post: # 50128Post Diamondking
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:09 pm

Ok
Keeping:
x1 Lasius Neoniger
x2 Crematogastor

Darkhero0987
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Re: Help!! Ants not moving into new setup

Post: # 50165Post Darkhero0987
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:45 am

Mine took over a month to decide to move even with a vary dirty test tube just keep one on and leave it it may take a few weeks if you notice they aren't moving with the light you can try to use heat as well just be vary careful not to hurt or cook the brood, works, or most importantly queen, use a low watt heating cable or pad ment for reptiles
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Diamondking
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Re: Help!! Ants not moving into new setup

Post: # 50183Post Diamondking
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:09 am

I add two different tubes for them to move in to, but they made those trash and graveyards
Keeping:
x1 Lasius Neoniger
x2 Crematogastor

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