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Loops Formicarium Review


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#1 Offline Air - Posted October 14 2016 - 1:48 PM

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Hi guys! I recently bought a formicarium from a known person here on formiculture knows as loops. It is an acrylic formicarium, and has a beautiful out world and hydrating system. This is hands down one of the best, if not the best formicarium I've seen. It is great for any species, because you can hydrate it to the right amount depending on if you have a dry loving species or a wet loving species.

When I got the box, it had fragile everywhere, and was sealed very well. Once I opened it, it was secured in and did not move at all. Not only that, but t was cushioned with styrofoam, bubble wrap, and a wrapping. It was going no where!

Once I took it out, I had to assemble it a little. The assembly was sort of hard, but once I got it, I well, got it. It was easy to set up and looked stunning afterwards.

Moving in my Camponotus Floridanus was the crazy thing. They went straight to the nest and made theirselves comfy. Note, these ants will not nest ANYWHERE, hey will just always be looking for a way out. Not this nest! It not only looks beautiful, it can be placed anywhere and still match anything. Loops has an extreme talent for these things, and I highly recommend buying. Out of a scale of 10, I would hands down give this a 10.

Thank you again loops!

Edited by Ice, October 14 2016 - 1:52 PM.

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#2 Offline Reacker - Posted October 14 2016 - 2:01 PM

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As always with any post, pictures are not just extremely helpful but almost mandatory. 


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#3 Offline Kevin - Posted October 14 2016 - 2:03 PM

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I never knew loops sold formicaria, I'll have to check them out.


Still developing formicaria, we shall see what I create.


#4 Offline Reacker - Posted October 14 2016 - 2:06 PM

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I never knew loops sold formicaria, I'll have to check them out.

Must have really thrown you for a loop.


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#5 Offline Alabama Anter - Posted October 14 2016 - 2:07 PM

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I never knew loops sold formicaria, I'll have to check them out.

Must have really thrown you for a loop.

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#6 Offline Air - Posted October 14 2016 - 2:13 PM

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5+ queen colony of Pheidole megacephala

 

Camponotus floridanus


#7 Offline CallMeCraven - Posted October 14 2016 - 2:41 PM

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Wow. That formicarium looks great! I also had no idea loops made formicaria. I will have to keep an eye out in the future.


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#8 Offline Kevin - Posted October 14 2016 - 2:56 PM

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Is the white part 3d printed? How is it hydrated? Size?


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Still developing formicaria, we shall see what I create.


#9 Offline Air - Posted October 14 2016 - 4:43 PM

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Oh, it's about a foot long, the yellow are sponges and have tiny hydrating holes within the nest.
And I'm not sure

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5+ queen colony of Pheidole megacephala

 

Camponotus floridanus


#10 Offline jasond1979 - Posted October 14 2016 - 4:54 PM

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Wow nicely done!!!!
Very creative an excellent out world

#11 Offline Loops117 - Posted October 14 2016 - 10:50 PM

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I'm really happy you like it buddy. And thank you for the review.

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#12 Offline Spamdy - Posted April 15 2017 - 9:02 AM

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How much does it cost?

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#13 Offline Martialis - Posted April 15 2017 - 9:14 AM

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The callow nest kit costs 40 USD, pretty cheap compared to most formicariums.



#14 Offline Spamdy - Posted April 15 2017 - 10:16 AM

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Thanks, I'm probably gonna buy it, do I have to contact Loops, as I can't find this for sale on his website?

Queens:

 

 * Pseudomyrmex gracilis (1)

 * Solenopsis Invicta (3) :ugone2far:

 * Solenopsis Xyloni (2)

 * Brachymyrmex Depilis (1)

 * Tapinoma melanocephalum (2)

 

Colonies:

 

 * Camponotus pennsylvanicus (2)

 * Aphaenogaster Longiceps (1)


#15 Offline T.C. - Posted April 15 2017 - 11:11 AM

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Thanks, I'm probably gonna buy it, do I have to contact Loops, as I can't find this for sale on his website?


That was a custom built formicarium.
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#16 Offline Spamdy - Posted April 15 2017 - 11:17 AM

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Thanks, I'm probably gonna buy it, do I have to contact Loops, as I can't find this for sale on his website?

Thank s

That was a custom built formicarium.

Queens:

 

 * Pseudomyrmex gracilis (1)

 * Solenopsis Invicta (3) :ugone2far:

 * Solenopsis Xyloni (2)

 * Brachymyrmex Depilis (1)

 * Tapinoma melanocephalum (2)

 

Colonies:

 

 * Camponotus pennsylvanicus (2)

 * Aphaenogaster Longiceps (1)


#17 Offline CrazyLegs - Posted April 15 2017 - 12:28 PM

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Can't see the pics. :(



#18 Offline antking117 - Posted May 30 2017 - 3:05 AM

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What about with the ants in that massive set up? Looks very cool!


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