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#1 Offline Loops117 - Posted December 5 2016 - 6:44 AM

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Hello guys. I just wanted to put a small introduction out on behalf of my company/project.

First off, I would like to thank everyone for the encouragement and help I received to make this possible. Its nothing huge, but it is a fun journey for myself.  I plan on taking this little project of mine as far as I can. 

 

117 Colonies : About Me

 

117 Colonies & Ants Farms is an Artisan Ant keeping company aimed to provide Formicariums and Insect Habitats, as well as collection devices and bug gear. Creating a clean, natural environment while allowing full visibility and interaction with your critters of various size and species. We have starter packs such as the 117 Callow Nest providing a full set of ant keeping gear, or collection devices such as the Aardvark allowing the everyday hobbyist to collect insects with minimal damage and loss.

 

Here at 117 Colonies, we are continually researching and developing new and useful applications to allow you to really enjoy your hobby. Started by Ryan Hubbard in early 2016 with the 117 Hotel and selling to local ant keepers, he found that he had a knack for creating ant nests. Having a long history with critter keeping and attending to all needs as well a background in Architectural and Mechanical Design, creating habitats came as 2nd nature and it shows with the success of every colony or creature in a 117 Habitat.

 

Our goal is to provide any and all hobbyist a jumpstart in to the myrmecology and entomology world. We are an active member in the Ant keeping social media scene, as well as local myrmecology and entomology groups with uploading and sharing media of various species, as well as promoting safe, healthy keeping of all creatures. We are also a proud member of the GAN (Global Ant Nursery) project promoting the pet ant keeping hobby, and habitat conservation. We provide useful information such as collecting, keeping, and culturing ants and insects alike. Detailed information on identifying your own species of ants, and even creating your own DIY nest and Outworld.

 

We provide a full range of outworlds and nests when we have them available.

117 Colonies also has a Build your own section were hobbyist can request a setup built to their specific requirements. Here you can ask for any size outworld and nest, as well as any particular theme you may like. You can find this under Collection > Build your own.

 

 

 

Thank you.

Loops.

http://www.117colonies.com


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an Artisan Ant keeping company aimed to provide Formicaria and Insect Habitats
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#2 Offline T.C. - Posted December 5 2016 - 9:01 AM

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While I have not bought a formicarium or any other products from this seller, and I cannot say how well they will work from personal experience. I have heard ICE say he builds great formicariums and they are super nice. I have also seen some of his projects that he has built and I can honestly they look very fancy and it appears a lot of thought has been put into each build. Also the fact that on his site he offers to make a custom formicariums unlike any other site, is a huge bonus. Next formicarium I buy will come from here.


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Multi-Queen Tetramorium caespitum colony | Camponotus noveboracensis Journal | Camponotus pennsylvanicus

 

 


#3 Offline Loops117 - Posted December 5 2016 - 9:27 AM

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Thank you TC. You've been a big help when it comes to getting this thing going.


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#4 Offline Kevin - Posted December 5 2016 - 9:44 AM

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I can also say from just pictures and hearing from Air (Ice), I confirm that Loops's products are high quality. From what I've seen, crystal clear acrylic and high resolution 3D prints go into these formicaira. I would recommend anyone looking for an acrylic or plastic nest to come here, over AntsCanada or AntKit. 


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Still developing formicaria, we shall see what I create.


#5 Offline Alabama Anter - Posted December 5 2016 - 1:20 PM

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I can also say from just pictures and hearing from Air (Ice), I confirm that Loops's products are high quality. From what I've seen, crystal clear acrylic and high resolution 3D prints go into these formicaira. I would recommend anyone looking for an acrylic or plastic nest to come here, over AntsCanada or AntKit.

Definitely. Air has shown us that her floridanus is loving it. This store is a innovative new ant shop that (I can just tell) spends a lot of time and research into these nests. Well done
Keeper of...

(2) Parakeets
(2) Peppered Corydoras
(4) Neon Tetras
(1) Hermit Crab
(100-300) Mealworms
(1) Tetramorium sp. E
(1) Dormymyrmex bicolor
(1) Dormymyrmex insanus
(1) Solenopsis invicta
(1) Formica fusca
(1) Lasius neoniger
(1) Crematogaster cerasi
(1) Myrmecosystus testacus

#6 Offline T.C. - Posted December 5 2016 - 6:30 PM

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Thank you TC. You've been a big help when it comes to getting this thing going.

 


No, problem. All I really did was occasionally throw in my two cents and gave a opinion or two.


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#7 Offline Air - Posted February 15 2017 - 4:41 PM

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Coming from someone who has bought something from Loops, and will be buying many more his formicariums are some of the highest quality formicariums I have ever seen. They make antscanadas acrylic nests look like mediocre stuff. My floridanus felt at home in their nest, and decided to make it a permanent home and start producing alates. If you want something that's crystal clear, and looks like there's nothing there you should definitely buy from him.   


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Colonies I currently own:

5+ queen colony of Pheidole megacephala

 

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#8 Online antking117 - Posted February 20 2017 - 12:37 AM

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I wish there was pictures to go with each option of size formicarium for design, also maybe more customized size of out-world? (pick your own dimensions). Otherwise cool custom option.



#9 Offline RayBuc - Posted January 12 2018 - 11:00 AM

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Great to know where I can get queens in my state! I'm not fond of the nests offered, but I will probably contact you for queens later this year... Too bad you don't offer Camponotus noveboracensis :( I guess I will have to make due



#10 Offline Loops117 - Posted January 12 2018 - 12:33 PM

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My sp list changes throughout the year.

 

Also, it's ok that you're not interested. I'm currently trying to catch up on some back orders i've had since august =O


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