Formicraium/Ant Set-up help!

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ShadowNova
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Formicraium/Ant Set-up help!

Post: # 65852Post ShadowNova
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:10 pm

Hello fellow ant keepers, I have just been lucky enough to find a Banded Sugar Ant Queen, however due to her large size I am unsure what artificial nest would best suit her. Or would it be better if it was a natural nest she formed in a substrate mix. Could anyone direct me to the right set-up I should go for with this species?

Cheers, ShadowNova
Keeping the following Colonies:
  • Myrmecia Chrysogaster
  • Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
  • Rhytidoponera Metallica
  • Rhytidoponera Aspersa
  • Camponotus Aeneopilosus
  • Pheidole Sp.
  • Iridomeryx Purperus
  • Other Sp. Etc

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Re: Formicraium/Ant Set-up help!

Post: # 65924Post Hawkeye
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:55 am

ShadowNova wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:10 pm
Hello fellow ant keepers, I have just been lucky enough to find a Banded Sugar Ant Queen, however due to her large size I am unsure what artificial nest would best suit her. Or would it be better if it was a natural nest she formed in a substrate mix. Could anyone direct me to the right set-up I should go for with this species?

Cheers, ShadowNova
Wouldn't a hybrid Camponotus nest be a good match for them too?

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