A little problem???

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A little problem???

Post: # 77171Post AntLuvForever
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:04 am

I bought a hybrid nest some time ago. But the test tubes I'm using for my ants is not bought on the same website the theist tube opening size and the connection to the hybrid nest is a different size. So how do i connect them together? Can i use tape? Also, i don't have any clay or anything. :(
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(lasius neoniger)—The Sugar Barons

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Re: A little problem???

Post: # 77172Post AM1C39
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:28 am

You can use tubing or cotton just make sure you do not tap it out by accident.
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The miniature military(formica neogagates)
the power of war(camponotus novaeborecensis)
the black hearts(crematogaster cerasi
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Re: A little problem???

Post: # 77260Post AntsLuxembourg
Mon May 03, 2021 2:30 am

so what you can do is, you try to find tubing that is big enough to fit over your current tubing and also is possibly slightly to big to fit on the hybrid nest. Then you can take something like a cutter or a sharp knife, be very careful with it, and try to cut of small bits on the outside of the tube that has to fit into the hybrid nest. Then you keep removing only small spots here and there until it fits nicely. If you feel that it is fitting nicely without sliding out too easily, then you can plug it and use that piece of tubing as a connector for your hybrid nest. Done this a couple of times when I had a whole that was just slightly to small to fit the unchanged tubes. If you don't feel that it is good or well done, then just don't do it.
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1 - Messor Barbarus
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2 - Lasius Niger Colony
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