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#1 Offline Hunter - Posted May 16 2017 - 5:53 PM

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I will sell nest designs for 10% of all sold products that used my designs

#2 Offline Batspiderfish - Posted May 16 2017 - 6:10 PM

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What make your nests special? what do they look like?


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Black lives matter.

#3 Online T.C. - Posted May 16 2017 - 8:27 PM

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Yeah, this just doesn't make sense. No offense but I mean like Batspiderfish pointed, what is special about them? How are we supposed to know you have some great idea or one that is already been made? Maybe it's something that's already been tried and it failed to function the way it was intended. I have ideas too, but no way of knowing whether they would function or not. This is something you should take directly to those who sell formicaria and ask them. ;)

#4 Offline Hunter - Posted May 17 2017 - 9:02 AM

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I have crazy designs and I'm trying to make a nest that will interlock with other nest design

#5 Online Martialis - Posted May 17 2017 - 9:04 AM

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Define "crazy designs".


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#6 Offline Hunter - Posted May 17 2017 - 4:39 PM

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Not normall shaped

#7 Online Spamdy - Posted May 17 2017 - 4:44 PM

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? Pictures please, please stop describing your nest as "crazy"  or "neat". What we want are quality pictures, info, innovation, and statistics. Please put more thought when posting please.


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Queens:

 

 * Pseudomyrmex gracilis (1)

 * Solenopsis invicta (3) :ugone2far:

 * Solenopsis xyloni (2)

 * Brachymyrmex depilis (1)

 * Tapinoma melanocephalum (2)

 *Pheidole cf. constipata (2)

 

Colonies:

 

 * Camponotus pennsylvanicus (2)

 * Aphaenogaster longiceps (1)


#8 Offline Californian Anter - Posted May 17 2017 - 9:16 PM

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What makes your design viable? Will ants accept it/thrive in it? You don't just conceive random ideas and think they work before testing it, and sell them. Nests from 117 colonies or Antopia probably weren't released without testing and took ages to design. Finally, why do you feel your nest plan will fetch buyers? Being "strangely shaped" isn't enough. And besides, most nests can connect to others through tubing and whatnot. Just my 2 cents.


Keeper of:

 

Camponotus Vicinus

Prenolepis Imparis

Tetramorium Sp. E x2


#9 Offline Hunter - Posted May 18 2017 - 2:23 AM

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The one that I have made is more for solinopsis but I'll add the photos in

#10 Offline zlez93 - Posted May 18 2017 - 5:12 AM

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The one that I have made is more for solinopsis but I'll add the photos in

 

Waiting for photos, but what's to stop someone from just copying your design? Do you have a patent for your design?



#11 Offline Hunter - Posted May 18 2017 - 1:46 PM

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No I don't, I just really need money to get my drivers license

#12 Offline XZero38 - Posted May 18 2017 - 1:50 PM

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There are other ways of doing that besides trying to sell an ant nest design. Ways that are much more effective and reliable.



#13 Offline ultraex2 - Posted May 18 2017 - 1:52 PM

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If you just need money for your license, selling an ant nest design is probably the worst way to go about it.  You'd have better luck going around asking neighbors/family/friends if you can do yard work or mow their lawn for some money.


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#14 Offline Hayashi - Posted May 18 2017 - 2:06 PM

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This is my new favorite thread. Hunter, I applaud your confidence and your unusual idea to earn money. I hope you reach your goal!
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#15 Offline dermy - Posted May 19 2017 - 1:46 AM

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Can you at least post some information regarding your nests, like a quick paragraph or two of information about why your "Nests" are even worth people's time? [sounds kind of harsh, but it's just hard to take any of this serious at all]


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#16 Offline Hunter - Posted May 20 2017 - 6:50 AM

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http://s1244.photobu...wgqa0g.jpg.html

#17 Offline zlez93 - Posted May 20 2017 - 6:58 AM

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Sorry to be so blunt, but it's not a revolutionary design, looks simple. As others have said if you really need money there are other things you can do; if you can't find any work from your family etc then you could do some crowd sourcing work which could earn you quite a bit. 


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