Moving fire ant colony from dirt jar into AC hybrid nest

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turtlemath
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Location: southern california

Moving fire ant colony from dirt jar into AC hybrid nest

Post: # 68264Post turtlemath
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:04 pm

I cant seem to get my fire ants to leave their dirt jar in favor of the new solenopsis hybrid nest 2.0. Tried light, heat mat, and lemon juice. any ideas?
Aspiring ant-keeper

I keep:
Lasius. Niger:3 queens, 50 workers
:twisted: Solenopsis. Geminata: 1 queen, 1-2K workers, 1-200 majors (including super major, sub major, etc)
Still need a name for my colonies, queen fire ant is dubbed "Karen"

JelloRocket15
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Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:41 pm
Location: South Carolina

Re: Moving fire ant colony from dirt jar into AC hybrid nest

Post: # 68272Post JelloRocket15
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:32 pm

Just be patient and don't water the jar, and make sure the Hybrid Nest is warm and moist.
-The Cool Camponotus Guy ;)

turtlemath
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:09 pm
Location: southern california

Re: Moving fire ant colony from dirt jar into AC hybrid nest

Post: # 68273Post turtlemath
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:54 pm

Ok, thx. I watered the hybrid nest, and added a water tube to it. ima add an outwolrd as well and put honey in it so they know there's food in there.
Aspiring ant-keeper

I keep:
Lasius. Niger:3 queens, 50 workers
:twisted: Solenopsis. Geminata: 1 queen, 1-2K workers, 1-200 majors (including super major, sub major, etc)
Still need a name for my colonies, queen fire ant is dubbed "Karen"

JelloRocket15
Posts: 13
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:41 pm
Location: South Carolina

Re: Moving fire ant colony from dirt jar into AC hybrid nest

Post: # 68291Post JelloRocket15
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:59 pm

Nice :mrgreen:
-The Cool Camponotus Guy ;)

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