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Brentywenty
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cotton stuck in test tube

Post: # 34307Post Brentywenty
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:59 am

I want to get my ants out of hibernation, but I'm stuck with a problem and don't know what to do?
The piece of cotton that you first put in if you want to make a test tube setup has sunk all to the bottom because the queen drank all the water and now I can't get it out because I actually already have put my test tube in the cement when it was wet. (Yeah, I put a test tube in cement, and then decorate the cement with little stones and big stones. The cement is there to keep the ants from digging into the ground.) And now when I tried to get it out with proper tools, the glass got a crack. I'm afraid to go on getting the tube out. And just like that I can't get it out with a pincet. Do you have any ideas?

Thx, Brentywenty :mrgreen:
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Brentywenty
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Re: cotton stuck in test tube

Post: # 34308Post Brentywenty
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:01 am

Oh, sorry for bad English, but with pincet I mean tweezers.
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Re: cotton stuck in test tube

Post: # 34309Post Brentywenty
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:19 am

It's ok. You don't have to answer. I already got it out myself with a satay stick.
(Very effective!)
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Re: cotton stuck in test tube

Post: # 34311Post antnest8
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:19 pm

glad you fixed it :D
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Re: cotton stuck in test tube

Post: # 34323Post PTasker15
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:08 am

Use A Wet Shishkebob And Twist It Out!
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