How To Make an Ant Nest

  • 10 Agu 2018
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  1. MyTarantulas

    MyTarantulas10 hari yang lalu

    So how are you gonna moisture it?

  2. Kee 11

    Kee 114 bulan yang lalu

    Put ants inside

  3. Egbert’s Aquatics

    Egbert’s Aquatics4 bulan yang lalu

    Ants will chew right through that nest

  4. dodgersfn Shepard

    dodgersfn Shepard8 bulan yang lalu

    That's what I did but using a log from a neighbor's fallen apple tree. What kind of plex do you use? Watched 2 videos before, knew you had to have made a wood nest somewhere. 2 questions, what's you hydration method with wood & 2, have you ever had/heard of camponotus eating through it?

  5. Mr Baron

    Mr Baron7 bulan yang lalu

    I don't hydrate the wooden nest. The ants have a nearby access to water in a testtube. If a camponotus colony grows big they can eat through wood. They also can destroy wooden buildings. But as long as your colony stays small they wont eat through wood. The harder the wood the longer it would take them.

  6. Lucas Fourmis

    Lucas Fourmis11 bulan yang lalu


  7. river rat

    river ratTahun Yang lalu

    i carved one of these myself, but when i hydrated it the wood warped, and the formicarium became useless.

  8. RP101 Aquatics

    RP101 Aquatics3 bulan yang lalu

    @Ants Scandinavia connect the nest to a test tube with water

  9. Dominykas Stankevičius

    Dominykas Stankevičius8 bulan yang lalu

    ​@Ants Scandinavia Well, there are few methods - 1. Hydration chamber, but that's a bad idea since wood will rot... 2. Small drilled hole - water will distribute through the wood, however it will still rot, but much slower... 3. As Mr Baron said - carpenter ants don't need much hydration, ants will simply collect water from outworld and bring it in the nest. Ants won't store water in it, they'll just use it to moisten the larvae and to give it to the queen. This way wood will rot at rates that are not worth to consider.

  10. Ants Scandinavia

    Ants Scandinavia8 bulan yang lalu

    @Mr Baron How do you hydrate a nest without hydration chambers? Or did I miss something? 🤔

  11. Mr Baron

    Mr BaronTahun Yang lalu

    Ants that live in wooden nests (as an example carpenter ants) dont need much hydration. So just water a little bit. It also matters what kind of wood you used... My ant colony lives in this wooden nest since 5 weeks.

  12. Zaki Kazi

    Zaki KaziTahun Yang lalu

    Gr8 video. Need some advice, How do the ants get oxygen? Do we have to keep breathing holes in the setup. Thanks in advance.

  13. Mr Baron

    Mr BaronTahun Yang lalu

    As the lid isn't 100% airthight they get enough oxygen.

  14. NukeThat

    NukeThatTahun Yang lalu

    Giving me many ideas

  15. NukeThat

    NukeThatTahun Yang lalu

    Very cool might try

  16. Aquatic Avalanche

    Aquatic AvalancheTahun Yang lalu

    This is a great video really interesting looking forward to the next upload. Also i just started my channel!!