Newly eclosed ants knowing on cotton?

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Ltislander
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Newly eclosed ants knowing on cotton?

Post: # 47395Post Ltislander
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:03 pm

They came out today and are biting and tearing the cotton. I think they want food.

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Re: Newly eclosed ants knowing on cotton?

Post: # 47401Post idahoantgirl
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:45 pm

yup. You should introduce your colonies to an outworld when the first worker arrives. Use the drinking straw wedged between the exit cotton and the side of the tube to act as a tunnel. Then set the tube in the outworld. Feed the ants in the outworld, not the tube. (make sure you have a barrier in your outworld)
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

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