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Creating a dry climate?

Beitragvon highered » 4. Aug 2008 10:40

I live in a moderate humidity environment. How would I create a dry climate for for example Myrmecia pavida please? (I know Antstore don't currently have them in stock). I can't find a dehumidifier on Antstore's shop. Does anyone know of anywhere that sells a mini dehumidifier please? Would that be enough to maintain the dry climate please?
PS Would it be ok for the ants if I just left them in a moderate humidity or would they just get ill and die because it wasn't dry enough?

Thanks for your help.
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Beitragvon JimmyVe » 4. Aug 2008 11:18

If you have a 'closed' basin and you heat that up it will be much dryer. Some ants need in deed a dry climate. It could harm them if the climate is to wet.
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Beitragvon Skippy » 4. Aug 2008 17:35

Myrmecia do not need so much dry , you can put there just normal sand like you can find in your garden - it will like it :) and make in you nice nest. It is the best to use mix , garden-send/gravel for aquarium.... and use UV lamp heating
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Beitragvon miszt » 4. Aug 2008 20:58

Good ventilation and heat source will dry out a tank quickly, you dont need any special de-humidifiers, just dont add much water to the tank
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