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carsonman99

Test tube too small?

Post: # 22505Post carsonman99
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:50 pm

I recently caught a Camponotus sp with wings and put it in test tube setup. Today while I was checking on my colonies unnoticed it was maybe too big for its tube. It looked like it was trying to turn around to face the wet cotton but it couldn't. Should I move her into different setup? She's been in this test tube for about 4 days without any eggs lain and from my previous knowledge they won't lay eggs unless they can get moisture

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Re: Test tube too small?

Post: # 22547Post Martialis
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:29 am

You probably should get a larger tube, what are the dimensions of said tube?
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Re: Test tube too small?

Post: # 22563Post carsonman99
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:14 am

I'm not sure exact size but they're fairly large. They're not test tubes but they are containers of glitter from Walmart. All other ants have plenty of room in there but this camponotus is huge

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Re: Test tube too small?

Post: # 22564Post carsonman99
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:16 am

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Re: Test tube too small?

Post: # 22566Post carsonman99
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:16 am

This was taken when I first caught her. Now she just faces the dry cotton constantly and occasionally tugging.

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Re: Test tube too small?

Post: # 22580Post Martialis
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:16 pm

As long as she can turn around, she'll be okay.
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