Sugar ants in my spider's terrarium

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Sugar ants in my spider's terrarium

Post: # 55827Post nikkirichards03
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:10 am

So I was changing my tarantula's water and discovered a colony of sugar ants (i apologize for not knowing their proper name) is living in the coconut fiber. An actual colony. I think the nursery was under the water dish because they started scrambling moving the pupa away.

Needless to say I have a very upset spider and they can't stay where they are. If I wanted to keep the colony, would it be best to leave them where they are and move the tarantula to a new tank, or transfer the colony to a more suitable environment, clean the tank with vinegar so they won't return to it, and keep the spider where she is? It was cool watching them scramble and I'd like to continue watching them, just away from my G Portera as she doesn't appreciate the roommates.

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Re: Sugar ants in my spider's terrarium

Post: # 58995Post Jgibbss
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:03 pm

move your tarantula ants rarely listen and its hard to transfer some ants

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Re: Sugar ants in my spider's terrarium

Post: # 59085Post JoeHostile1
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:56 pm

I realized you can lure ants with a heated test tube. If you have a heating cable you can lay it beside a covered test tube set up. The ants may move into the test tube for you.
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