hello there, what is the best setup for begginers and small fungus? heard of the water heated tank but risk for the queen drowning. so how is the best way to heat up a setup for leafcutters? acromyrmex.
Hi, with our smaller Acro colony, we had the main nest tank inside another, similar size glass tank, then this was surrounded by heated water, the nest tank and outer nest tank were actually sitting in another main tank of water. The whole unit was heated by a heat mat underneath the set up. We had the dump tank to the side of the nest tank and used long, flat sticks to link the ants from the nest tank to the dump tank. Forage was reached by the ants travelling through tubes to outer forage tanks. We had this set-up for 15 years with no problems for the queen. You have to ensure that your colony has a good temperature with good humidity, not too warm though, 30 degrees C ambient temp can affect the laying of the queen. Also some air flow through the set up. I hope this helps to give you some ideas.