Are Brick Formicariums Healthy for Ants?

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Paterson
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Are Brick Formicariums Healthy for Ants?

Post: # 51257Post Paterson
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:12 pm

Hi all.

I was planning to make a DIY ant formicarium out of a normal brick, and I was wondering if there were any problems with doing this?(I plan to Drill some chambers into the front of the brick and plaster up all holes but one, which I'll connect to Outworld above).

I thought that it may be too small, lack sufficient ventilation and not be humid enough for my ants, which will be of the Pheidole genus.

I've never kept ants or made a formicarium before, so if you could reply with your opinions I'd really appreciate it.

Cheers!!!!

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Are Brick Formicariums Healthy for Ants?

Post: # 51260Post TheRealAntMan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:32 am

Not sure how much humidity normal brick can hold but, I know firebrick or y-tong as its known in Australia works nicely.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

Paterson
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Re: Are Brick Formicariums Healthy for Ants?

Post: # 51387Post Paterson
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:50 pm

Thanks!!!

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