Discussion relating to ants kept in different types of mediums, soil, sand etc.
By byron.gr
#25148
Hi,
In have read that messor ant can eat through ytong eslecialy if the are running out of space.
If i make chambers (quite close ti each other) but not connect them with paths will it become a self expanding nest by letting the ants to eat through?

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By Leafcutter
#25339
There is the potential risk, however in my experience they don’t chew it if there’s enough space.
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By Cyrus01
#25364
I have had my messors barbarus expand their own nest, but that wasn’t the plan. During the morning check I noticed half the colony wasn’t in the nest. picked up the nest for a close look to find they had tunnelled though the ytong into the humidity chamber at the base.
The majority of the colony had moved in with all their brood. I have since moved them to a much larger ytong nest.

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