What type of soil works best in formicariums for Prenolepis imparis?

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Jager89
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What type of soil works best in formicariums for Prenolepis imparis?

Post: # 76753Post Jager89
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:49 pm

Can Organic Hydration potting soil like Pro Mix be used with the nutritional pellets for the plants removed? or should black earth be used? or should soil for my yard be used I'm kinda worried on that one because my city sprays pesticides in the park right across from my house. My species of ant is Prenolepis imparis and in their test tube set up they are displaying favor towards humid because they are constantly sitting on the Water cotton ball and have their eggs almost directly against it.

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Re: What type of soil works best in formicariums for Prenolepis imparis?

Post: # 76755Post AM1C39
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:00 pm

All soils should be fine but I would recommend the potting soil.
My current colonies:
The miniature military(formica neogagates)
the power of war(camponotus novaeborecensis)
the black hearts(crematogaster cerasi
the blazing nation(Myrmica alaskensis)

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