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daxling12
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humidity question

Post: # 33421Post daxling12
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:58 pm

hello just a quick question i just recently moved my ants into a big set up with a cotton plug at the top filled it with dirt its a big tupplewear container in any case i noticed the heating was causing a lot precipitation to gather at the top and killed a worm in the set up i just wanted to know if it would effect the ants as well and what are the signs a colony is getting effected by humidity

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Re: humidity question

Post: # 33426Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:53 pm

Humidity is how ants get most of their water. Condensation occurs when warmer humid air condenses on a cool surface, and small animals can drown in it. If you get rid of the heater and/or allow the moist air to escape, the condensation will probably go away.
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daxling12
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Re: humidity question

Post: # 33587Post daxling12
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:09 pm

would keeping the set up in a larger container open help at all i was considering putting a large insect barrier and removing the cotton stuffer

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Re: humidity question

Post: # 33588Post daxling12
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:10 pm

the biggest concern i have is there is mold starting to grow at the top and i dont want it to overtake the set up i was considering giving them a water source and letting the nest dry till the mold or i think its actually fungi slows/stops

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Re: humidity question

Post: # 33589Post antnest8
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:25 pm

if you have a very fine mesh you could put that on instead of the cotton and that will air out the container more. the extra fresh air should keep the mold down.
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daxling12
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Re: humidity question

Post: # 33591Post daxling12
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:44 am

oh thank you for that!! i never considered a mesh ill have to buy one ! thank you!!!

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Re: humidity question

Post: # 33592Post daxling12
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:44 am

oh thank you for that!! i never considered a mesh ill have to buy one ! thank you!!!

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