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#1 Offline ParaStatic - Posted January 14 2017 - 12:42 PM

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A few people have asked if there was going to be a smaller version of 'The View' for smaller ants.  Well there is and it has been in testing for some time and is ready for release.  http://anttopia.com/...&product_id=80 Hope you all enjoy.  :)

 

I have housed tapinoma sessile in one similar now for some time.  The queen is happy and new eggs are abundant, and best of all there have been no escapes that are preventable.  They are very good climbers and required a lip around the top with a barrier as well; as I use a extra virgin oil barrier.  And they scaled it pretty well.   But with the help of those ants, I know containment should be easy. 

 

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#2 Offline FSTP - Posted January 14 2017 - 2:18 PM

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Looks like  nice nest for S. molesta



#3 Offline T.C. - Posted January 14 2017 - 2:45 PM

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Looks, good. I assume this would work for a camponotous colony starting out as well? Got a good estimate as too how many it would hold?


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#4 Offline ParaStatic - Posted January 14 2017 - 3:34 PM

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Looks, good. I assume this would work for a camponotous colony starting out as well? Got a good estimate as too how many it would hold?

Camponotus would be too large to fit through these chambers. 


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#5 Offline T.C. - Posted January 14 2017 - 3:52 PM

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Looks, good. I assume this would work for a camponotous colony starting out as well? Got a good estimate as too how many it would hold?

Camponotus would be too large to fit through these chambers. 

 

I'll need a nest for formica and lasisus sp. as well, so it's gotta work for one of them.


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#6 Offline ParaStatic - Posted January 14 2017 - 3:56 PM

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Looks, good. I assume this would work for a camponotous colony starting out as well? Got a good estimate as too how many it would hold?

Camponotus would be too large to fit through these chambers. 

 

I'll need a nest for formica and lasisus sp. as well, so it's gotta work for one of them.

 

Should work fine for Lasius, this nest is tailored to the smalls for their comfort.  Formica queen may be pushing it for tunnel/chamber size. 


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#7 Offline Hawaiiant - Posted January 14 2017 - 4:31 PM

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Would Anoplolepis fit? My THA molded over and my queens and workers are cramped in a small test tube.


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#8 Offline ParaStatic - Posted January 14 2017 - 4:39 PM

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Would Anoplolepis fit? My THA molded over and my queens and workers are cramped in a small test tube.

i tried to look up a reference of the workers and queens of Anoplolepis but seems information is, limited?  i wan't to say they would do fine. 


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#9 Offline Hawaiiant - Posted January 14 2017 - 4:45 PM

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Anoplolepis queens are 6/13 inch, workers are 1/7 inch.


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#10 Offline ParaStatic - Posted January 14 2017 - 4:48 PM

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Anoplolepis queens are 6/13 inch, workers are 1/7 inch.

So just about 11mm on the queen?  I would suggest the larger version then.  The narrowest chamber width of this nest is 3.33mm wide. 


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#11 Offline antgenius123 - Posted January 15 2017 - 4:04 AM

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Looks good


 
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#12 Offline Alabama Anter - Posted January 16 2017 - 10:52 AM

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Great! Will use for S.molesta
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#13 Offline Spamdy - Posted April 24 2017 - 8:40 AM

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For the view med, would camponotus pennsylvanicus fit?
Queens:(11) Solenopsis Invitica(1) Camponotus Pennsylvanicus<p>(5)Tetramorium Caespitum

#14 Offline ParaStatic - Posted April 26 2017 - 7:24 AM

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For the view med, would camponotus pennsylvanicus fit?

No Camponotus will be too large to fit into this nest.  They fit just fine in all the other acrylics though.  :)


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#15 Offline Spamdy - Posted April 26 2017 - 8:31 AM

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Ok
Queens:(11) Solenopsis Invitica(1) Camponotus Pennsylvanicus<p>(5)Tetramorium Caespitum




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