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TippyDisc911
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Um help?

Post: # 56348Post TippyDisc911
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:24 pm

So I got a new AntsCanada ant tower and it came with sand, I assumed it was digging medium but I’m not sure anymore if that was a good idea, can ants dig in sand or was that a bad idea?
Keeping:
Formica subsericea: 10 workers
Tetramourium Immigrans: 12 workers
solenopsis molesta: 25-30 workers

"The ant's a centaur in his dragon world"-Ezra Pound

Dream species: Atta Texana

WashingtonAnts
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Re: Um help?

Post: # 56354Post WashingtonAnts
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:42 pm

I'm not exactly an ant keeping expert, but from the little I know, it should be fine just keep it moist.
Founding:
×2 Camponotus novaeboracensis

PwnerPie
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Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Um help?

Post: # 56382Post PwnerPie
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:30 pm

They love to dig. When you put the sand in make sure you pack it down (reduces the change of collapse). Get it wet, then pack it again. Depending on how the tower moisturizes, you may need to water the sand once in a while as well.
Keeper of:
1x Formica Pacifica
2x Camponotus Modoc
1x Tetramorium Immigrans
2x Lasius Sp

Founding:
3x Lasius Sp
2x Formica Argentea
2x Myrmica Rubra

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