Hydration medium qustion

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Natebillsyou
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Hydration medium qustion

Post: # 52704Post Natebillsyou
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:43 pm

Just wanted some feedback on some hydration medium I am currently using cotton balls but I would like to know what works best with the camponotus hybrid nest 2.0 I think I may need more like a mat than individual cotton balls

Thanks!
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Re: Hydration medium qustion

Post: # 52709Post cheetawolf
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:33 pm

toilet paper works
yay for ants!

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Re: Hydration medium qustion

Post: # 52710Post Natebillsyou
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:48 pm

Thanks!
Any other comments are welcome as well!
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Re: Hydration medium qustion

Post: # 52713Post cheetawolf
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:37 pm

dirt, sand, cloth, sponge
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Re: Hydration medium qustion

Post: # 52736Post AntsDakota
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:25 am

Sometimes if the dirt is disturbed it spills through the hydration holes and into the nest. I would rather use something solid.
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Natebillsyou
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Re: Hydration medium qustion

Post: # 52742Post Natebillsyou
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:46 pm

I just didn't know if there was a "works well with hybrid nest 2.0" thing to use, or is it more like personal exp. or favorite I just think the small cotton balls leave to much space in between and would rather have some more solid cotton. I do have some play sand (50lb bag) do you think the sand would keep mold down?

thanks for the reply's keep them coming! in interested in what everybody uses..
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Re: Hydration medium qustion

Post: # 52760Post TheRealAntMan
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:20 pm

I know some people that use perlite too. I personally don't know anyone who uses straight sand but I do know that people use sand, dirt, and clay though.
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Re: Hydration medium qustion

Post: # 52762Post Natebillsyou
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:27 pm

thanks I may start a new topic about sand as hydration option to see if anyone here uses it

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