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winston
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Colony becoming too big??

Post: # 60170Post winston
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:25 pm

Hi, I' completely new and want to start a formica colony, but I'm unsure of how to proceed when my colony needs more space to expand - do I just have to make more nests for it overtime and then just let it expand naturally without interfering? Also, how do I create a watering system?
Thanks!

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Re: Colony becoming too big??

Post: # 60224Post Hawkeye
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:54 am

You can always add more nest space, or increase the size/amount of your arena(s)

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Re: Colony becoming too big??

Post: # 60225Post Hawkeye
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:57 am

As for the water, a test tube filled with water and plugged with a ball of cotton should do.

Of course if you're nuts like me, you could provide your ants with a river of fresh water surrounding their nest.

https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=14842

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Re: Colony becoming too big??

Post: # 60239Post winston
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:51 am

Do you recommend plaster? Or a different inexpensive material?

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Re: Colony becoming too big??

Post: # 60245Post Hawkeye
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:48 pm

winston wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:51 am
Do you recommend plaster? Or a different inexpensive material?
Not sure what you mean? What would you like to use the plaster for? Besides fixing walls in your house?

winston
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Re: Colony becoming too big??

Post: # 60256Post winston
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:45 pm

Hawkeye wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:48 pm
winston wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:51 am
Do you recommend plaster? Or a different inexpensive material?
Not sure what you mean? What would you like to use the plaster for? Besides fixing walls in your house?
Most people use either plaster or Ytong to construct their formicariums, right? I’m just asking which material is better in general..

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Re: Colony becoming too big??

Post: # 60263Post Hawkeye
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:06 am

I have no experience with either, so I can't tell you

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