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Re: Questions about my small Camponotus novaeboracensis colony.

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Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:12 pm

My colony is digging in the sand of their out world, and they are in need of more space soon. Would I be able to put them in an ant small ant tower with sand in it?
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Re: Questions about my small Camponotus novaeboracensis colony.

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Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:02 pm

antperson24 wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:12 pm
My colony is digging in the sand of their out world, and they are in need of more space soon. Would I be able to put them in an ant small ant tower with sand in it?
I would try a course sand because Camponotus usually did through wood.
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Re: Questions about my small Camponotus novaeboracensis colony.

Post: # 95511Post antperson24
Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:40 pm

SolenopsisKeeper wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:02 pm
antperson24 wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:12 pm
My colony is digging in the sand of their out world, and they are in need of more space soon. Would I be able to put them in an ant small ant tower with sand in it?
I would try a course sand because Camponotus usually did through wood.
Ok, also I am not interested in spending a lot of money on the all you need Camponotus hybrid nest pack without knowing something about it. Would you suggest using the ant tower, or is it worth spending a lot of money on the other nest?
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Re: Questions about my small Camponotus novaeboracensis colony.

Post: # 95521Post SolenopsisKeeper
Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:18 pm

antperson24 wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:40 pm
SolenopsisKeeper wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:02 pm
antperson24 wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:12 pm
My colony is digging in the sand of their out world, and they are in need of more space soon. Would I be able to put them in an ant small ant tower with sand in it?
I would try a course sand because Camponotus usually did through wood.
Ok, also I am not interested in spending a lot of money on the all you need Camponotus hybrid nest pack without knowing something about it. Would you suggest using the ant tower, or is it worth spending a lot of money on the other nest?
Sorry AntsCanada company, but 3d printed nest aren’t worth a hoot. They rot and mold doesn’t come out of them. I would never recommend a 3d printed nest for Camponotus as they are messy. If you are interested in a nice wood setup, check out Foranto wood nest and they can be bought from a CA retailer through Canada ant colony.
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Re: Questions about my small Camponotus novaeboracensis colony.

Post: # 95554Post antperson24
Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:07 am

SolenopsisKeeper wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:18 pm
antperson24 wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:40 pm
SolenopsisKeeper wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:02 pm


I would try a course sand because Camponotus usually did through wood.
Ok, also I am not interested in spending a lot of money on the all you need Camponotus hybrid nest pack without knowing something about it. Would you suggest using the ant tower, or is it worth spending a lot of money on the other nest?
Sorry AntsCanada company, but 3d printed nest aren’t worth a hoot. They rot and mold doesn’t come out of them. I would never recommend a 3d printed nest for Camponotus as they are messy. If you are interested in a nice wood setup, check out Foranto wood nest and they can be bought from a CA retailer through Canada ant colony.
Thanks, that helps a lot! I was not sure about the nest because I had seen mixed reviews on YouTube.
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Re: Questions about my small Camponotus novaeboracensis colony.

Post: # 95558Post antperson24
Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:02 pm

I’m wondering if the THA xxl hearth would work for my colony. The reason I was wondering this is because the foraging area is directly connected to the nest, I know Camponotus likes to travel long distances to get food, but do they need that? If so would it work to just block of the foraging area that comes with it and connect my own larger out world to it?
Thanks!
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Re: Questions about my small Camponotus novaeboracensis colony.

Post: # 95631Post SolenopsisKeeper
Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:29 am

antperson24 wrote:
Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:02 pm
I’m wondering if the THA xxl hearth would work for my colony. The reason I was wondering this is because the foraging area is directly connected to the nest, I know Camponotus likes to travel long distances to get food, but do they need that? If so would it work to just block of the foraging area that comes with it and connect my own larger out world to it?
Thanks!
You could connect both, using one for nectar and one for protein. If you do, use the one further away for protein so they are discouraged to bring food to the nest(Fruit flies are okay to bring inside)
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