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#1 Offline ParaStatic - Posted January 12 2017 - 7:04 AM

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Hello all, my name is Kelly Sutton I am the owner of Ant-Topia and will use this section here in the future for feedback, suggestions and any wish list items you the end users would like to see come to a reality.  I have been designing ant keeping products for many years for my own personal use and launched Ant-Topia early last year.  But as I was waiting for access to the technology I did not grow or expand as rapidly as I have done these last few months.   Ant-Topia is based out of Upper Michigan USA, and that is where all products are made and shipped from.   

 

A couple recent items launched just this past few days include The View and the Modular V4 available at Ant-Topia.

 

 


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#2 Offline Mads - Posted January 12 2017 - 7:14 AM

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Very nice site, you have some very cool items, I will definitely be trying a few of them out this year. Good luck in your venture!

 

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#3 Offline T.C. - Posted January 12 2017 - 9:03 AM

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Hello, like mads said nice site. I really like (The View Nest), and it has a real fair price as well. That work for camponotous?


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#4 Offline ParaStatic - Posted January 12 2017 - 9:33 AM

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Hello, like mads said nice site. I really like (The View Nest), and it has a real fair price as well. That work for camponotous?

Yes they work very well for Camponotus colonies.  I have one for smaller ants as well I plan to release soon.  (tapinoma sessile and other like sized ants).  I currently have 5 different Camponotus colonies in versions of The View that are doing remarkably well. 


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#5 Offline Alabama Anter - Posted January 12 2017 - 2:56 PM

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Hmmmm great products! Might buy some.
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#6 Offline SamKeepsAnts - Posted January 12 2017 - 6:17 PM

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Cool projects also are you considering making a version of the Multi queen founding nest for semi claustral queens?


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#7 Offline ParaStatic - Posted January 12 2017 - 6:18 PM

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Cool projects also are you considering making a version of the Multi queen founding nest for semi claustral queens?

I do have a version of something similar in mind.  I hope to get to it after I make the smaller version of The View.  :)


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#8 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 12 2017 - 7:26 PM

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Nice site! Would this work for my ultra destructive Pheidole? They are chipping at the corners their THA Ytong formicarium.


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#9 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 12 2017 - 7:28 PM

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I'm especially interested in the 3x3 Horizon formicarium.


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#10 Offline Annexis - Posted January 12 2017 - 7:32 PM

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Looks nice!



#11 Offline ParaStatic - Posted January 12 2017 - 7:44 PM

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Nice site! Would this work for my ultra destructive Pheidole? They are chipping at the corners their THA Ytong formicarium.

I have never personally kept Pheidole, however I have kept a lot of good chewers (camponotus) and they have never tried to dig at acrylic, so I think you would be completely fine.  Acrylic is a pretty hard substance, and I doubt any ant could make a dent in it before giving up and moving along.  :)


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#12 Offline antgenius123 - Posted January 12 2017 - 9:50 PM

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Cool site! I think I'll be buying from here in the future


 
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#13 Offline AnthonyP163 - Posted January 13 2017 - 10:08 AM

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Hello all, my name is Kelly Sutton I am the owner of Ant-Topia and will use this section here in the future for feedback, suggestions and any wish list items you the end users would like to see come to a reality.  I have been designing ant keeping products for many years for my own personal use and launched Ant-Topia early last year.  But as I was waiting for access to the technology I did not grow or expand as rapidly as I have done these last few months.   Ant-Topia is based out of Upper Michigan USA, and that is where all products are made and shipped from.   
 
A couple recent items launched just this past few days include The View and the Modular V4 available at Ant-Topia.

wow! Me and my friend saw your website about a week back, and I was just about to make a thread any day now. Great formicaria! I was wondering if anyone knew about Ant-Topia. Good luck to you! Also, can Camponotus fit in the Modular V4?

#14 Offline ParaStatic - Posted January 13 2017 - 10:11 AM

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Hello all, my name is Kelly Sutton I am the owner of Ant-Topia and will use this section here in the future for feedback, suggestions and any wish list items you the end users would like to see come to a reality.  I have been designing ant keeping products for many years for my own personal use and launched Ant-Topia early last year.  But as I was waiting for access to the technology I did not grow or expand as rapidly as I have done these last few months.   Ant-Topia is based out of Upper Michigan USA, and that is where all products are made and shipped from.   
 
A couple recent items launched just this past few days include The View and the Modular V4 available at Ant-Topia.

wow! Me and my friend saw your website about a week back, and I was just about to make a thread any day now. Great formicaria! I was wondering if anyone knew about Ant-Topia. Good luck to you! Also, can Camponotus fit in the Modular V4?

 

Yes Camponotus fit in the v3 and the v4 very well with plenty of space to turn around do whatever it is they wish to do.  I actually have my favorite Camponotus noveboracensis queen in one right now.  (she never shed her wings but has workers and all :) :)

 

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This was after they moved in, they now move the eggs between the screen and to the sides.


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#15 Offline T.C. - Posted January 13 2017 - 2:24 PM

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Hello, like mads said nice site. I really like (The View Nest), and it has a real fair price as well. That work for camponotous?

Yes they work very well for Camponotus colonies.  I have one for smaller ants as well I plan to release soon.  (tapinoma sessile and other like sized ants).  I currently have 5 different Camponotus colonies in versions of The View that are doing remarkably well. 

 

Does the View have connectors so i can attach tubing to lead to another nest, outworld, etc?



#16 Offline ParaStatic - Posted January 13 2017 - 3:22 PM

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Hello, like mads said nice site. I really like (The View Nest), and it has a real fair price as well. That work for camponotous?

Yes they work very well for Camponotus colonies.  I have one for smaller ants as well I plan to release soon.  (tapinoma sessile and other like sized ants).  I currently have 5 different Camponotus colonies in versions of The View that are doing remarkably well. 

 

Does the View have connectors so i can attach tubing to lead to another nest, outworld, etc?

 

Yes the rear of the mini outworld has a connector for 7/16ths tubing. 

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#17 Offline T.C. - Posted January 13 2017 - 4:08 PM

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Oh, cool. I see you also have the tubing for sale as well. I will be ordering two formicariums here in the future, one from Ant-Topia and the other from 117 colonies.



#18 Offline SamKeepsAnts - Posted January 13 2017 - 5:38 PM

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Also it would be cool to have a tiny formicarium and outworld for small colonies of small ants like temnothorax


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#19 Offline ParaStatic - Posted January 13 2017 - 5:41 PM

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Also it would be cool to have a tiny formicarium and outworld for small colonies of small ants like temnothorax

 

I made one for the smaller ants, to specs for tapinoma sessile I hope to release soon.  :) 

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#20 Offline MichiganAnts - Posted January 13 2017 - 7:40 PM

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yo what's up kelly!!


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