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(Poll) About to finish 20 more GroTube XL formicariums! Which theme do you prefer?

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Poll: Which theme do you most prefer? (18 member(s) have cast votes)

Choose your favorite(s)!

  1. Beach (3 votes [15.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.00%

  2. Desert (6 votes [30.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 30.00%

  3. Woodlands (8 votes [40.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 40.00%

  4. Cute Beach (3 votes [15.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.00%

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#1 Offline drtrmiller - Posted May 6 2015 - 4:08 AM

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Which one?

 

 

 

 


Edited by drtrmiller, May 6 2015 - 5:01 AM.


#2 Offline Mercutia - Posted May 6 2015 - 11:04 AM

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Obviously cute beach. Duh.



#3 Offline dspdrew - Posted May 6 2015 - 11:22 AM

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You should make a Los Angeles back alley theme. Sprinkle some dirt and trash in there. Then all the people keeping Argentine ants would have the perfect formicarium for them.


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#4 Offline Crystals - Posted May 6 2015 - 11:32 AM

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Woodlands is interesting.

Not quite what I expected, but I live in the boreal forest.

 

My favorite design is a rich brown sand, with some small black rocks, pine needles and a spruce cone.


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#5 Offline Wamdar - Posted May 6 2015 - 12:14 PM

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lol, drew



#6 Offline drtrmiller - Posted May 6 2015 - 5:07 PM

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Actually an urban theme like Drew described may not be such a terrible idea.  I may look into it.

 

And as far as Crystal's request, I suppose I could look for some small decor items that wouldn't overpower the thing.  I can't use most leaves, for instance, because they wouldn't scale well with the small space.  What I'm doing almost has a bonsai element to it.  I'll make another woodlands one with some different elements.



#7 Offline Ants4fun - Posted May 6 2015 - 6:07 PM

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A bit off topic, but how are the petri dish founding chambers coming along?

#8 Offline drtrmiller - Posted May 6 2015 - 6:37 PM

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A bit off topic, but how are the petri dish founding chambers coming along?

 

Haven't worked on it this week.  Will get back to it soon.



#9 Offline William. T - Posted May 7 2015 - 5:22 PM

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Actually an urban theme like Drew described may not be such a terrible idea.  I may look into it.

 

And as far as Crystal's request, I suppose I could look for some small decor items that wouldn't overpower the thing.  I can't use most leaves, for instance, because they wouldn't scale well with the small space.  What I'm doing almost has a bonsai element to it.  I'll make another woodlands one with some different elements.

Also add an outworld with a carpet or wooden flooring with a plastic wrapper for us T. Sessile keepers. Come on, it's unfair if only there is an Argentine ant habitat!


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1 T. Sessile 200 workers

 


#10 Offline drtrmiller - Posted May 7 2015 - 5:23 PM

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Sounds like you want a dollhouse.


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#11 Offline William. T - Posted May 7 2015 - 5:38 PM

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No, I want a slice of someone's house. A dollhouse, for example. For Mercutia's sake, put a 6*6 section pilfered from someone's dollhouse for sale. A saw would do. For the sake of T. Sessile keepers, keep that saw ready for the next time you go to someone's house. 


Edited by William. T, May 7 2015 - 5:41 PM.

Species I keep:

 

1 Lasius cf. Neoniger 30 workers

1 Camponotus sp. 15 workers

20 Tetramorium SpE 30 workers

1 T. Sessile 200 workers

 


#12 Offline BugFinder - Posted May 8 2015 - 8:59 PM

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If you go with Drews idea of an urban theme, you must include a used condom and a crack pipe, or you won't quite have the aesthetic down.


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#13 Offline drtrmiller - Posted May 8 2015 - 9:31 PM

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...you must include a used condom...

 

I could fill them with this, so the ants go bonkers—I don't have the time or energy to make them perfectly authentic.

 

(safe for work)


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