When to upsize nest/formicarium?

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When to upsize nest/formicarium?

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Thu May 07, 2020 12:54 am

Hey all, somewhat new to the forum. I have a myrmica rubra colony of about 200 workers and 7 queens(my estimate as they are small and hard to count) or so. I have them in a AusAnts ytong Small nest which says its good for 50-1000 ants. The question I have is when will i know that they are ready for a larger nest? Just generally by over crowding in the nest? I was thinking a mini hybrid nest would be what id move them into once ready but i dont know what ready looks like?
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