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Ytong nest with messor ants

Unread postPosted:Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:45 pm
by byron.gr
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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Re: Ytong nest with messor ants

Unread postPosted:Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:30 pm
by Leafcutter
There is the potential risk, however in my experience they don’t chew it if there’s enough space.

Re: Ytong nest with messor ants

Unread postPosted:Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:48 am
by Cyrus01
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.