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Dspdrew's Formicarium 09 Research and Design (Updated 10-29-2017)

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#281 Offline dspdrew - Posted October 30 2017 - 10:21 PM

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I have mixed feelings. Maybe with the guide I won't drown my colony again. However to get the new upgrade I gotta buy a new drewcarium! I see what you are doing here! :lol:

 

Haha, you mean one extra hole in the side?



#282 Offline T.C. - Posted October 30 2017 - 10:54 PM

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I have mixed feelings. Maybe with the guide I won't drown my colony again. However to get the new upgrade I gotta buy a new drewcarium! I see what you are doing here! :lol:

 
Haha, you mean one extra hole in the side?

:lol: Yeah

#283 Offline sgheaton - Posted October 31 2017 - 4:57 AM

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Sometimes all it takes is an extra hole for the party to start. 


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#284 Offline T.C. - Posted October 31 2017 - 7:49 AM

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Sometimes all it takes is an extra hole for the party to start. 

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#285 Offline Derpy - Posted November 5 2017 - 6:31 PM

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Is there any way you can upload the 3D printer files to this thread, or is it top secret

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#286 Offline T.C. - Posted November 5 2017 - 7:28 PM

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Is there any way you can upload the 3D printer files to this thread, or is it top secret

Are you related to dermy? :P



#287 Offline dspdrew - Posted November 30 2017 - 12:47 AM

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More plugs



#288 Offline AntsCalifornia - Posted December 4 2017 - 10:18 PM

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You should sell your plugs on amazon, I'd buy a lot.



#289 Offline dspdrew - Posted December 5 2017 - 1:54 AM

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It would only be worth it if I sold a lot.



#290 Offline dspdrew - Posted January 20 2018 - 3:41 PM

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Here's another one of these giant ones I made for someone. You can see the founding chamber dug by the Myrmecocystus testaceus queen I put in it

 

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What's amazing about these is the moisture in them can last for almost a year before it needs more water added.


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#291 Offline Derpy - Posted February 7 2018 - 3:37 PM

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Wow!

-1x Crematogaster Colony

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#292 Offline nurbs - Posted February 7 2018 - 7:37 PM

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I have mixed feelings. Maybe with the guide I won't drown my colony again. However to get the new upgrade I gotta buy a new drewcarium! I see what you are doing here! :lol:


Drewcarium Dirt Shack. DDS. Has a nice ring to it.

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#293 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted February 7 2018 - 9:11 PM

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Isn't dds a dentistry degree or something?

#294 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted April 30 2018 - 10:42 AM

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Can we get the files for the internal chamber for personal use? I won’t be selling any.

#295 Offline sgheaton - Posted April 30 2018 - 12:14 PM

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Yayyyyy! Love me some cylinder tanks!!


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#296 Offline KingLarryXVII - Posted April 30 2018 - 4:18 PM

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Crazy idea, what if you added the water through the bottom with one of those syringe bottle caps:

 

http://www.mudhole.c...-Syringe-Insert

 

Not sure what the cycle life is on those so it might need to be replaceable.

 

This would open up all the space taken by the tubes for top-filling


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#297 Offline dspdrew - Posted April 30 2018 - 6:31 PM

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Crazy idea, what if you added the water through the bottom with one of those syringe bottle caps:

 

http://www.mudhole.c...-Syringe-Insert

 

Not sure what the cycle life is on those so it might need to be replaceable.

 

This would open up all the space taken by the tubes for top-filling

 

I'll definitely consider something like that the next time I revisit the design. I'm always weighing the pros and cons, but this at least makes me want to rethink things a bit. These are a pain in the butt to make, so anything I can do to simplify things without losing any convenience or functionality is a plus. I really don't want to raise prices.



#298 Offline Major - Posted July 1 2018 - 4:54 PM

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I don’t see this being sold on amazon? When will it be back up? Is this OK for tetramorium and Myrmica?
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#299 Offline Snipcod - Posted July 31 2018 - 8:25 AM

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I want these

#300 Offline fleetingyouth - Posted August 1 2018 - 3:05 PM

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Wow, this is a great design. I was making something very similar but your 3D printed parts are way better. Still selling them?







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