Do ants care if they're on plastic versus glass?

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ttshaw1
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Do ants care if they're on plastic versus glass?

Post: # 74308Post ttshaw1
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:47 pm

I've been trying to get my 12 worker solenopsis colony to move into a new test tube for a new week. The new tube should be better in terms of heat, light, and lack of mold. But the ants still won't move. Is it possible they're staying put because they like the current glass tube more than the new plastic one?

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Re: Do ants care if they're on plastic versus glass?

Post: # 74897Post bugging3out
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:59 pm

So if you want to move your colony, you will have to force them. First get the queen and put the queen in the new test tube, Using your finger or with a soft cue tip. Then, get all the brood without missing a thing or hurting the brood. and put them in the tube with their queen. Then, get the workers by getting them on your hand and to trick them going in the tube with Their brood and their queen. Then put your ants in a dark place for a week. It very stressful for the colony to be forced move. But if it is necessary then it must happen.
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