Mold in test tube.

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Drifter
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Mold in test tube.

Post: # 95477Post Drifter
Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:50 pm

My test tube has a little mold on the cotton that is holding the water, is this a big problem? And if so, should I move them? My queen has one worker with her, so does that mean they could move? Any help will be much appreciated

Drifter.
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Roshasaur
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Re: Mold in test tube.

Post: # 95480Post Roshasaur
Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:58 pm

Drifter wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:50 pm
My test tube has a little mold on the cotton that is holding the water, is this a big problem? And if so, should I move them? My queen has one worker with her, so does that mean they could move? Any help will be much appreciated

Drifter.
They should be fine but it will be a problem if it covers more than 3/4 of the test tube.

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Re: Mold in test tube.

Post: # 95483Post SolenopsisKeeper
Fri Aug 05, 2022 4:11 pm

Drifter wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:50 pm
My test tube has a little mold on the cotton that is holding the water, is this a big problem? And if so, should I move them? My queen has one worker with her, so does that mean they could move? Any help will be much appreciated

Drifter.
Once it becomes difficult to see the white on the water cotton you should hook up a new tube. I recommend doing it now, but not forcing them to move.
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