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The Future of Antsylvania


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#1 Offline VoidElecent - Posted February 19 2018 - 9:43 AM

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Dearest Formiculture members,
 
A few of you may have noticed the 'Antsylvania Ant Adoption' subforum tag under the 'Market' section of Formiculture.com. Thanks for stopping by! 
 
As have I clarified in a related thread, I don't plan on selling directly through Formiculture as a primary platform; I do have a website and am associated with the Global Ant Nursery, as well. The intent of the Formiculture presence of Antyslvania was to invite educated perspectives from experts and experienced hobbyists to complement the consumer-driven sides of things. This way, I'll get traffic from both AntsCanada GAN customers and more involved, experienced hobbyists from Formiculture.
 
So what are our plans for Antsylvania?
 
As of now, both Bracchymyrmex and I are in the process of applying to college, and will likely be moving far from home fairly soon. We have a couple options, at this point. First, we can try to establish a national distribution system, comparable to a franchise, which would allow Antsylvania farmers to sell to customers in their own states. I created a thread about this earlier that eventually imploded; I may recreate that thread in this subforum.
 
We could also go the formicarium route. As our profits start to increase, we'll be looking for "investment opportunities"; a 3D-printer is looking more and more promising. If we raise enough to purchase a decent quality 3D-printer, we'll start experimenting with different designs until we develop a formicarium that's unique, effective, and marketable. This is obviously a little while away, but it's becoming more and more of a viable option as we move on.  If we can somehow design a system to run the business remotely, whether it be a distribution system or a formicaria manufacturing gig, we most definitely will.
 
In the meantime, if any of you have questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions about Antsylvania, we invite you to reply to this thread or shoot us a private message.
 
Visit the Antsylvania website.
 
Regards,
 
VoidElecent and Bracchymyrmex.

Edited by VoidElecent, February 19 2018 - 9:44 AM.

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And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon


#2 Offline T.C. - Posted February 19 2018 - 3:49 PM

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You've changed the site since I last seen it. Looks mint!
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#3 Offline KBant - Posted February 20 2018 - 1:44 AM

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i wish i had a brother as obsessed as i am. I wish you guys luck. you guys are fighting an uphill battle trying to make a business out of this amazing and widely underappreciated hobby. In no way trying to discourage you guys, you guys are smart and know what you're in for. good luck and finish school! 


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#4 Offline ultraex2 - Posted February 22 2018 - 7:11 AM

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The website looks nice!  I like the video in the beginning with all the ants crawling around, that's really cool.  Overall I think it's well put together and looks quite professional.


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#5 Offline VoidElecent - Posted March 5 2018 - 4:21 PM

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The website looks nice!  I like the video in the beginning with all the ants crawling around, that's really cool.  Overall I think it's well put together and looks quite professional.

 

Thank you very much, I appreciate. We originally had a video of our prized Pheidole tysoni colony dissecting a cricket atop a Pennsylvania state quarter in their black sand outworld, but the lighting as suboptimal and the video quality was unfortunately rather disappointing, so we decided to use an older Solenopsis molesta video that I took in summer.


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And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon





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