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#1 Offline Subverted - Posted January 2 2019 - 10:05 AM

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This has been an idea a few years in the making and is still in the prototyping/development stages.

I really enjoyed keeping honeypots when I had them but what I did not enjoy was trying to find proper housing for them once they outgrew their test tubes.

That is where this idea comes in. It is intended for housing small to medium colonies of ants that have repletes. Depending on the level of interest I may make some to offer for sale.

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Not too bad for the first prototype. Edit: This still needs to have some sand for texture glued onto it, but for the prototyping stage of things I will not be doing that.

Edited by Subverted, January 2 2019 - 2:05 PM.

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#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted January 2 2019 - 11:02 AM

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Looks amazing. Please update how it works! Too many folks here post incredible empty formicarium photos and never update how they actually functioned in real time.

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#3 Offline Subverted - Posted January 2 2019 - 12:21 PM

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Looks amazing. Please update how it works! Too many folks here post incredible empty formicarium photos and never update how they actually functioned in real time.


I cannot test it right now as I do not have any ants (argentine ants got all my colonies) but I will try to remember to update this if/when it gets tested.

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#4 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted January 2 2019 - 2:53 PM

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How do you plan on hydration?



#5 Offline Subverted - Posted January 2 2019 - 3:17 PM

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How do you plan on hydration?


There is a hole in the bottom that I can insert a piece of tile and then the whole thing will sit on top of a water reservoir.
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#6 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted January 2 2019 - 8:20 PM

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Just wondering, is that a boxbox container?



#7 Offline FSTP - Posted January 2 2019 - 9:15 PM

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Just wondering, is that a boxbox container?

 

 

it is


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