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Rock Formicarium V2

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#1 Offline SuperFrank - Posted December 19 2018 - 6:01 PM

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This is the second version of a rock themed nest i have been working on, The material is plaster with a small amount of portland cement, as well as vermiculite for texture/color difference, iron oxide was used to get the color. It uses a tha style water tower, i also cut the glass and made the enclosure myself b/c i couldn't find a good sized box.
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#2 Offline FSTP - Posted December 19 2018 - 6:17 PM

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That looks amazing! love the the riverrocks in that chamber.


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There are videos of my ants here: https://www.youtube....bN5yYK2KWXA0vQ?


#3 Offline GeorgeK - Posted December 30 2018 - 3:38 PM

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Hey, when you said iron oxide was used for color, did you literally scrape rust from iron and add it to mixture?



#4 Offline neoponera - Posted January 13 2019 - 8:44 AM

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 i think that a chamber that big will only keep atta and acromyrmex fungus growers calm

 

i fin colonies like pheidole or camponotus prefer chambers at least 5 times bigger than the queen maximum







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