Natural soil nest

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tavisalo
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Natural soil nest

Post: # 39583Post tavisalo
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:37 pm

I have a question? designating Myrmica rubra natural soil Nest. whether the size of the nest does not matter and how often the nest needs to be moistened. is there anything special about the species that you should consider? sorry bad english

DictaruraSrl
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Re: Natural soil nest

Post: # 39637Post DictaruraSrl
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:27 am

I am curently keeping a myrmica rubra colony in a natural nest. From what i know they like their nest to be from 50% to 80% moist. I keep mine at about 60-65% and they are feeling ok. However it depends on the conditions how often you need to moist their soil. And if the nest is natural, it's size doesn't matter to much because the ants will dig the tunnels as big or little as they like. The species is easy to keep. My colony has about 1000 ants and they eat just about everythink i give them. I feed them with meal worms and crickets and honeywater or even a little bit of chocolate. They accept jelly and crumbled nuts.

tavisalo
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Re: Natural soil nest

Post: # 39708Post tavisalo
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:06 pm

thanks for the answer. helped a lot :)

tavisalo
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Re: Natural soil nest

Post: # 39808Post tavisalo
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:03 am

whichever is the better box or flat nest

DictaruraSrl
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Re: Natural soil nest

Post: # 39838Post DictaruraSrl
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:10 pm

I am using a box.

tavisalo
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Re: Natural soil nest

Post: # 75767Post tavisalo
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:23 pm

DictaruraSrl wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:27 am
I am curently keeping a myrmica rubra colony in a natural nest. From what i know they like their nest to be from 50% to 80% moist. I keep mine at about 60-65% and they are feeling ok. However it depends on the conditions how often you need to moist their soil. And if the nest is natural, it's size doesn't matter to much because the ants will dig the tunnels as big or little as they like. The species is easy to keep. My colony has about 1000 ants and they eat just about everythink i give them. I feed them with meal worms and crickets and honeywater or even a little bit of chocolate. They accept jelly and crumbled nuts.
How you hibernation your myrmica rubra colony????

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