I can’t get my honeypot ants to move in to a new setup!

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FishFingers
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I can’t get my honeypot ants to move in to a new setup!

Post: # 33294Post FishFingers
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:42 am

I recently bought a new setup for my honeypots, (Myrmecocystus Mexicanus) and have attached a vinyl tube to the setup, joining it and the old one, AND I have shined a bright light on them for a few hours, yet not even one worker has gone into the setup. I live in a temperate area, so I don’t think I have to winter them. Any Ideas would be very helpful.

idahoantgirl
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Re: I can’t get my honeypot ants to move in to a new setup!

Post: # 33295Post idahoantgirl
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:30 am

FishFingers wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:42 am
I recently bought a new setup for my honeypots, (Myrmecocystus Mexicanus) and have attached a vinyl tube to the setup, joining it and the old one, AND I have shined a bright light on them for a few hours, yet not even one worker has gone into the setup. I live in a temperate area, so I don’t think I have to winter them. Any Ideas would be very helpful.
Living in a temperate region means that you experience all your seasons. You have realatively hot summers and relatively cold winters. That means you DO hibernate them. I bet that's why they haven't been moving. They are slowing down. Won't be interested in moving or eating.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

FishFingers
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Re: I can’t get my honeypot ants to move in to a new setup!

Post: # 33298Post FishFingers
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:23 am

Ah. Thanks! I must have gotten them mixed up.

idahoantgirl
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Re: I can’t get my honeypot ants to move in to a new setup!

Post: # 33302Post idahoantgirl
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:56 pm

FishFingers wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:23 am
Ah. Thanks! I must have gotten them mixed up.
Welcome 😉
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

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