Fungus in my formicarium

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ManAnt1
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Fungus in my formicarium

Post: # 55696Post ManAnt1
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:57 am

Fungus in my formicarium containing Technomyrmex albipes. The ants are nesting insode a dead branch.Is there any way to prevent the fungus from growing.I'd like to keep using the wood as I'm studying the foraging behaviour of the said ants

Helianthus
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Re: Fungus in my formicarium

Post: # 55734Post Helianthus
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:55 am

You could try introducing spring tales to eat the fungus. I've seen someone do this successfully with a wood set up that had grown mold on it.

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Re: Fungus in my formicarium

Post: # 55743Post antnest8
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:16 am

I would keep air flow going in the Formicaruim, such as have a fan on it. Just as long as the ant nest isn't in the wind since they like it nice a stale in their nest.
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