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#1 Offline fANTastic - Posted August 11 2017 - 9:48 PM

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So I have tried making a formicarium out of sand but it did nt work because the sand collapsed too easy. I am thinking of making a formicarium out of silicone putty mold from Michaels (art supply store). Will my Camponotus Pennsylvanicus bite through that stuff? I've heard about S. Invicta shredding through silicone but I wonder how this silicone mold putty fairs against Camponotus. 

I can't use Hydrostone or any other hard materials for nests because I don't have heavy tools-just a tiny toolbox with screw drivers and hammers etc.

 

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#2 Offline Shaye - Posted August 11 2017 - 10:13 PM

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You don't need heavy tools for hydrostone or other hard materials that set.. Just shape tunnels, chambers, and outworld exits with oil-based clay and then pour your preferred material.

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?


#3 Offline fANTastic - Posted August 11 2017 - 10:41 PM

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You don't need heavy tools for hydrostone or other hard materials that set.. Just shape tunnels, chambers, and outworld exits with oil-based clay and then pour your preferred material.

 

What is the communty preferred material? I'm think grout or resin



#4 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted August 12 2017 - 7:57 AM

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You don't need heavy tools for hydrostone or other hard materials that set.. Just shape tunnels, chambers, and outworld exits with oil-based clay and then pour your preferred material.

 

What is the communty preferred material? I'm think grout or resin

 

I've heard of some people actually using playdo, but any kind of clay will do.


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http://www.formicult...pdated-9182017/

 

Experimental Crematogaster smithi journal:

http://www.formicult...-smithi-colony/

 





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