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#1 Online NickAnter - Posted January 3 2019 - 6:47 PM

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So, I am looking to build some formicariums similar to Drew's dirt box for my own use, and need some recommendations on ant-safe glues to use. I mostly intend to use these on Myrmecocystus and do not have enough money to buy as many as I would like. Open to all recomendations.
P.S. I will not sell these so do not accuse me of trying.

Edited by NickAnter, January 3 2019 - 6:52 PM.

Currently keeping:             

Camponotus hyatti (1, single queen, 1 worker.)                     "Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground." -Theodore Roosevelt

                                                                                              "Either you will control your government, or government will control you." -Ronald Reagan

                                                                                "Leadership is the art is getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it." -                                                                                   Dwight  D. Eisenhower

                        

 

Currently founding:

---Solenopsis molesta(1 tube with 8 queens, one fertile)

---Monomorium ergatognya(1) Pheidole navigans(3 separate queens) Hypoponera spp. (2 separate queens)

Hoping to get soon:Camponotus fragilis,Lasius pallitarsis and brevicornis,Formica argentea,Stigmatomma pallipes/oregonense and Pogonomyrmex californicus.


#2 Offline Kevin - Posted January 3 2019 - 10:30 PM

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Epoxy resin is used by many people to build formicaria. It generally requires up to 2 days to setup fully and be ready for ant-safe use in my experience, but some have suggested waiting ~1 week or so before use with ants after pouring epoxy.

 

Epoxy is extremely sticky uncured (it will make a mess) and cures into usually a clear durable plastic-feeling material and is good for coating preexisting containers with sand, casting formicaria, or gluing joints together.


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#3 Online NickAnter - Posted January 5 2019 - 7:41 AM

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Thank you so much for the detailed reply, it was very useful. I am glad that Epoxy would work because my dad has a large supply of it, as he basically uses it every day.

Edited by NickAnter, January 5 2019 - 7:43 AM.

Currently keeping:             

Camponotus hyatti (1, single queen, 1 worker.)                     "Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground." -Theodore Roosevelt

                                                                                              "Either you will control your government, or government will control you." -Ronald Reagan

                                                                                "Leadership is the art is getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it." -                                                                                   Dwight  D. Eisenhower

                        

 

Currently founding:

---Solenopsis molesta(1 tube with 8 queens, one fertile)

---Monomorium ergatognya(1) Pheidole navigans(3 separate queens) Hypoponera spp. (2 separate queens)

Hoping to get soon:Camponotus fragilis,Lasius pallitarsis and brevicornis,Formica argentea,Stigmatomma pallipes/oregonense and Pogonomyrmex californicus.





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