Discussion on artificial ants nests including Test Tubes, Soil Nests, Foraging Areas and Ytong Nests
#17372
In know they're gonna be super tiny (1-3mm) but then they're also Solenopsis which usually like to walk a lot, so should I do rather long tubing between the nest and the outworld or shorter tubing because they're so small? What is a good tubing length (also temperature-grade-wise)?
Or should I offer them a long and a short route? (my outworld will have two plugs as will the nest)
#17385
My plan for the start is to put the (darkened) test tube into the outworld so they're gonna find food basically in front of their door. When they're about 40-50 workers I'm gonna attach the nest and wait until they want to move into the nest by themselves (which will probably take a few weeks if not months). I guess when they move to the nest they're already gonna have a good colony size - so that probably means a bit of a longer tubing.

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