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#21 Offline T.C. - Posted January 13 2017 - 8:11 PM

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yo what's up kelly!!

Where did all you michigan antkeepers come from? Loops117, parastatic, and yourself are all from michigan.


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#22 Offline ParaStatic - Posted January 14 2017 - 7:55 AM

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yo what's up kelly!!

Where did all you michigan antkeepers come from? Loops117, parastatic, and yourself are all from michigan.

 

Haha well I have been on this forum for almost 3 years now, and Yuku for a few before that.  So I have been around.  ;) 


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#23 Offline Shareallicu - Posted January 15 2017 - 5:17 PM

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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.

 

What is the screen for?  hydration?  how does it work?  Nm, i read about it on your site :)

 

would this nest be good for a formica queen? Does the lid come off to clean inside?  Is it acrylic (I assume)


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#24 Offline ParaStatic - Posted January 15 2017 - 8:58 PM

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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 :) :)

 

TRrAD6g.jpg

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

 

What is the screen for?  hydration?  how does it work?  Nm, i read about it on your site :)

 

would this nest be good for a formica queen? Does the lid come off to clean inside?  Is it acrylic (I assume)

 

The v4 the lid can pop off to remove the acrylic window, however it is held in with a tight friction fit and will require a small precision screw driver to pop out.  The screen in the back sits over a small chamber that holds either cotton or a small part of sponge (your choice) that is able to be filled with water in the port in the back of the nest.  To replace the medium in that chamber you can easily pop the bottom off to access it, with or without ants in the nest and the stainless steel screen is embedded into the nest and is unmovable (secure).   There are more pictures of this nest on Ant-Topia.  As far as Formica go, one should do well in this style nest. 


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#25 Offline Shareallicu - Posted January 16 2017 - 11:03 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 :) :)

 

TRrAD6g.jpg

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

 

What is the screen for?  hydration?  how does it work?  Nm, i read about it on your site :)

 

would this nest be good for a formica queen? Does the lid come off to clean inside?  Is it acrylic (I assume)

 

The v4 the lid can pop off to remove the acrylic window, however it is held in with a tight friction fit and will require a small precision screw driver to pop out.  The screen in the back sits over a small chamber that holds either cotton or a small part of sponge (your choice) that is able to be filled with water in the port in the back of the nest.  To replace the medium in that chamber you can easily pop the bottom off to access it, with or without ants in the nest and the stainless steel screen is embedded into the nest and is unmovable (secure).   There are more pictures of this nest on Ant-Topia.  As far as Formica go, one should do well in this style nest. 

 

Okay, thanks!  Do you have sales on the v4 that you can advertise ahead of time?  if not, I can just keep checking back on your site :)  I'm not really sure what my queen needs since she is my first one :)  She is in a small test tube right now, but I wanted something 'prettier'!  lol  And your v4 looks nice, but I already spent  money on test tubes.... so I am indecisive at the moment.  hehe :rolleyes:



#26 Offline ParaStatic - Posted January 16 2017 - 3:50 PM

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I have not run any sales to date, I have tried my best to keep the prices low enough to be reasonable.  Maybe in the future I will do something like that.  I will however be adding color options to the v4 that are the same as the v3 so people can personalize the nests a little bit.  :)


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#27 Offline Shareallicu - Posted January 16 2017 - 4:18 PM

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I have not run any sales to date, I have tried my best to keep the prices low enough to be reasonable.  Maybe in the future I will do something like that.  I will however be adding color options to the v4 that are the same as the v3 so people can personalize the nests a little bit.  :)

Oh, that sounds interesting, although I like the white color... I'm being so indecisive, sorry lol



#28 Offline ParaStatic - Posted January 16 2017 - 4:20 PM

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Haha, that is fine.  :P  They will be available on my website all the time for when you make up your mind. 


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#29 Offline Goldsystem - Posted January 18 2017 - 2:57 PM

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Very cool I love acrylic nests!

#30 Offline Goldsystem - Posted October 6 2017 - 8:53 AM

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How long is your website going to be down for?

#31 Offline T.C. - Posted October 6 2017 - 9:21 AM

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How long is your website going to be down for?


I talked to him a month ago. I bought some nests he had laying around although he was closed. The man is getting hitched. Might be a while yet. :P
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#32 Offline Goldsystem - Posted October 6 2017 - 8:43 PM

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How long is your website going to be down for?

I talked to him a month ago. I bought some nests he had laying around although he was closed. The man is getting hitched. Might be a while yet. :P
Aww that sucks, looks like I'm buying an acrylic nest off of eBay then :D




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