Discussion relating to ants kept in different types of mediums, soil, sand etc.
By Danovsan
#14146
Hi! I would like to build formicarium that would be close as possible to nature where ants live. So for my Lasius Niger it could be something like this
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Do you guys have any experience with sand ant hills? Is it hard to upkeep? Any tips and tricks?
I have idea to build back wall from plaster for moisture

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By Minty
#14195
I am not very experienced but I had my colony in sand, and we had a tunnel cave in, from 20 workers we are down to 4, bought the starter kit from AntKit hopefully they will build back up.


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By milant
#14206
Minty wrote:I am not very experienced but I had my colony in sand, and we had a tunnel cave in, from 20 workers we are down to 4, bought the starter kit from AntKit hopefully they will build back up.


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you can prevent tunnels caving in by insuring the soil is constantly moist. wild nests manage to build in soil because the soil is constantly kept wet by rain water (termites use saliva in super dry areas to build a natural type of concrete).
By Danovsan
#14241
milant wrote:
Minty wrote:I am not very experienced but I had my colony in sand, and we had a tunnel cave in, from 20 workers we are down to 4, bought the starter kit from AntKit hopefully they will build back up.


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you can prevent tunnels caving in by insuring the soil is constantly moist. wild nests manage to build in soil because the soil is constantly kept wet by rain water (termites use saliva in super dry areas to build a natural type of concrete).

Ty

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