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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 92207Post Antloverhuman
Tue May 10, 2022 9:56 am

10 may 2022
Well, i removed the cotton which was in their watering chamber because it wasnt absorbing water(idk why) but when i simply put the water in that chamber, the cement wasnt absorbing the water either!? Why is that happening
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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 92214Post SolenopsisKeeper
Tue May 10, 2022 1:41 pm

Antloverhuman wrote:
Tue May 10, 2022 9:56 am
10 may 2022
Well, i removed the cotton which was in their watering chamber because it wasnt absorbing water(idk why) but when i simply put the water in that chamber, the cement wasnt absorbing the water either!? Why is that happening
Try warm water(Better for ytong and aac). Maybe Cotten fibers are blocking the absorption?
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Odontomachus relictus
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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 92228Post Antloverhuman
Tue May 10, 2022 8:20 pm

I removed the cotton and filled it with tissue paper which absorbs water pretty well. Now i have to wait and see if it humidifies it also
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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 92236Post SolenopsisKeeper
Wed May 11, 2022 6:39 am

Antloverhuman wrote:
Tue May 10, 2022 8:20 pm
I removed the cotton and filled it with tissue paper which absorbs water pretty well. Now i have to wait and see if it humidifies it also
Toilet paper dissolves in water… beware of tunneling ants
Favorite species:
Odontomachus relictus(trap-jaw ant)

Previously kept colonies(Died)
Odontomachus relictus
Camponotus plantas
Wild Solenopsis invicta(x4)

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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 92246Post Antloverhuman
Wed May 11, 2022 8:15 am

They cant reach the paper as the watering chamber is separated from the nest
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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 92308Post Antloverhuman
Fri May 13, 2022 10:40 am

13 may 2022
Gave my ants something very unexpected.. tandoori chicken! Some pf you who know what that is might think "isn't that spicy as [punishment place after life]" well, you have to remember that these ants are Indian ;)
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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 92318Post SolenopsisKeeper
Fri May 13, 2022 10:16 pm

Antloverhuman wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 10:40 am
13 may 2022
Gave my ants something very unexpected.. tandoori chicken! Some pf you who know what that is might think "isn't that spicy as [punishment place after life]" well, you have to remember that these ants are Indian ;)
It’s good to mix it up every now and then! My t. Calridium eat anything that has meat or sugar…(No seeds)
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Odontomachus relictus(trap-jaw ant)

Previously kept colonies(Died)
Odontomachus relictus
Camponotus plantas
Wild Solenopsis invicta(x4)

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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 92325Post Antloverhuman
Sat May 14, 2022 1:28 am

14 may 2022
Theres this one spring tail( idk if its actually a spring tail, it doesn't jump when i poke it) who lives in the water chamber and just vibes :| it may be helping to clean their best but how did it get there
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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 92326Post SolenopsisKeeper
Sat May 14, 2022 7:46 am

Antloverhuman wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 1:28 am
14 may 2022
Theres this one spring tail( idk if its actually a spring tail, it doesn't jump when i poke it) who lives in the water chamber and just vibes :| it may be helping to clean their best but how did it get there
I have a similar situation. (Btw I see some springtails are actually less scared of humans). My Odontomachus would bring food into the nest. They recently stopped though, but just a few days ago a spotted some brown springtails. I don’t have brown springtails, as the store I bought my culture from only sells white springtails. Now those brown ones just chill near the larvae, waiting for food. Due to ytong nest, I can never see them using light.
Favorite species:
Odontomachus relictus(trap-jaw ant)

Previously kept colonies(Died)
Odontomachus relictus
Camponotus plantas
Wild Solenopsis invicta(x4)

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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 92415Post Antloverhuman
Mon May 16, 2022 10:42 pm

17 May 2022
Ants keep foraging but I don't know what for. They have honey and protein so are they just going out for a walk?
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