Sponges work better than cotton for test tubes.

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AntsDakota
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Sponges work better than cotton for test tubes.

Post: # 59739Post AntsDakota
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:59 pm

I have discovered that using artificial sponges in the place of cotton is beneficial.

1. There are no strands for the queen and/or brood to get tangled in.
2. I would assume it would limit mold and bacteria growth, as cotton just feeds mold.
3.You can see the brood better if the queen places them on the sponge.
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Re: Sponges work better than cotton for test tubes.

Post: # 59750Post AGENTSCEPTILE
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:10 pm

So, how would we get this sponge? ( I assume this question is dumb, but, what kind of "Artificial Sponge" did you get? Only stuff we can find around here is dishwashing sponges XD :lol: )
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Re: Sponges work better than cotton for test tubes.

Post: # 59772Post AntsDakota
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:33 am

AGENTSCEPTILE wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:10 pm
So, how would we get this sponge? ( I assume this question is dumb, but, what kind of "Artificial Sponge" did you get? Only stuff we can find around here is dishwashing sponges XD :lol: )
That's what I mean. A lot of dish washing sponges are manufactured.
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Re: Sponges work better than cotton for test tubes.

Post: # 61672Post Alex07
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:20 pm

Wish I read this a week ago...

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Re: Sponges work better than cotton for test tubes.

Post: # 61681Post Hawkeye
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:26 pm

Alex07 wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:20 pm
Wish I read this a week ago...
Not sure the ants can drink as easily from the sponge as cotton...

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Re: Sponges work better than cotton for test tubes.

Post: # 61685Post Alex07
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:27 pm

Hawkeye wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:26 pm
Alex07 wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:20 pm
Wish I read this a week ago...
Not sure the ants can drink as easily from the sponge as cotton...
Yeah, but the cotton gets stuck to the egg, larva and pupa... Both have trade offs I guess.

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