New formicarium

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Catastrophe68
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New formicarium

Post: # 38215Post Catastrophe68
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:44 pm

I am building some formicariums for my ants and i had a few questions. All of the sides will be flat 8"L x 10"W x 1" high . all of the sides of the formicarium will be flesh to each other but i was wondering if they could chew through low oder bath and kitchen silicone on the outside of the seams where the sides will meet in case there is any gabs between the walls let me know what you think thank you!!

Catastrophe68
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Location: Lubbock, Tx

Re: New formicarium

Post: # 39231Post Catastrophe68
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:47 am

Anyone ??

dimik13407
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Location: Syracuse, NY

Re: New formicarium

Post: # 39310Post dimik13407
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:34 pm

I think you'd probably be alright. I seem to remember seeing people sealing with this stuff in a bunch of formicarium setups.

Antero
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Location: CO

Re: New formicarium

Post: # 39324Post Antero
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:20 pm

Silicone is pretty soft, I wouldn't trust it personally.

idahoantgirl
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Re: New formicarium

Post: # 39335Post idahoantgirl
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:26 pm

What Species? Also make sure you use 100% sillicone with no additives.
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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