How many ants should I have before I move them to the hybrid nest?

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How many ants should I have before I move them to the hybrid nest?

Post: # 36389Post Firecatto21
Sun May 27, 2018 9:50 am

How many Lasius Niger workers should I have before I move them into my AC hybrid nest?
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Re: How many ants should I have before I move them to the hybrid nest?

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Mon May 28, 2018 6:20 pm

i think i heard about 50-100?
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Re: How many ants should I have before I move them to the hybrid nest?

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Mon May 28, 2018 6:37 pm

I need more accurate results please. I really don't want mold in the nest and these are lasius niger workers
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Re: How many ants should I have before I move them to the hybrid nest?

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Tue May 29, 2018 4:49 pm

how many workers do you have
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Re: How many ants should I have before I move them to the hybrid nest?

Post: # 36540Post Firecatto21
Tue May 29, 2018 10:50 pm

(I don't know why it is important, I am planning for the future) I only have 5 workers currently but I am planning ahead
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Re: How many ants should I have before I move them to the hybrid nest?

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Thu May 31, 2018 2:05 pm

i just heard from another post from AntsDakota . She says Lasius can move into nests at about 20 workers or more. this cold take up to 6-10 weeks
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Re: How many ants should I have before I move them to the hybrid nest?

Post: # 36621Post Batspiderfish
Thu May 31, 2018 3:15 pm

They don't have to move into a formicarium for a very long time. You can just add test tubes if they need more space. My Lasius colonies have been fine without one for two years.
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Re: How many ants should I have before I move them to the hybrid nest?

Post: # 36640Post Firecatto21
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:47 am

antnest8 wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 2:05 pm
i just heard from another post from AntsDakota . She says Lasius can move into nests at about 20 workers or more. this cold take up to 6-10 weeks
But with only 20 workers wouldn't they leave their excrement in the nest that causes mold?
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Re: How many ants should I have before I move them to the hybrid nest?

Post: # 36653Post antnest8
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:34 am

i think even large colonies leave excrement in the nest here is an example from aus ants.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1jhQ5OwerE
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Re: How many ants should I have before I move them to the hybrid nest?

Post: # 36660Post Firecatto21
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:32 am

So then how do I take care of excrement in the nest?
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