Ants suffocating?

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Loolmanlegacy
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Ants suffocating?

Post: # 74855Post Loolmanlegacy
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:50 am

I’ve moved my ants into a new plaster formicarium, and the next day, I saw a few dead.
I don’t know the exact cause but maybe they are trying to dig? I’m considering releasing them before they all die :( . Please help I don’t know what’s happening and what to do.
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bugging3out
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Re: Ants suffocating?

Post: # 74863Post bugging3out
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:03 am

I think you should move them to a test tube.
They will have more air.
Just plug the opening of the test tube with cotton.
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Loolmanlegacy
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Re: Ants suffocating?

Post: # 74870Post Loolmanlegacy
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:19 pm

Thanks. Will see what I can do :D
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