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#1 Offline CoolColJ - Posted March 11 2018 - 3:05 PM

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I came across these, seems neat

I guess one is Ytong and the other grout?

 

 

 

 

 


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#2 Offline CoolColJ - Posted April 7 2018 - 7:47 PM

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Man the Chinese are coming out with all kinds of things

 

https://www.aliexpre...iceBeautifyAB=0

 

Looks 3D printed with magnetic lid, and gypsum section for hydration

 

 

 


Edited by CoolColJ, April 7 2018 - 7:53 PM.

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Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus Sp1. (furnace ant) red and black, Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Camponotus humilior,  9mm queen red head Phediole sp, 7mm queen all black Phediole
Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus

Journal = http://www.formicult...sp-furnace-ant/


#3 Offline CoolColJ - Posted April 7 2018 - 7:59 PM

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Sand Gypsum founding nest - looks a little TarHeel ants inception chamber inspired

 

https://www.aliexpre...iceBeautifyAB=0


Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus Sp1. (furnace ant) red and black, Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Camponotus humilior,  9mm queen red head Phediole sp, 7mm queen all black Phediole
Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus

Journal = http://www.formicult...sp-furnace-ant/


#4 Offline CoolColJ - Posted April 7 2018 - 8:10 PM

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Modular founding nest, some variants look like Mini hearth, with the magnetic front

 

https://www.aliexpre...iceBeautifyAB=0

 


Edited by CoolColJ, April 7 2018 - 8:12 PM.

Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus Sp1. (furnace ant) red and black, Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Camponotus humilior,  9mm queen red head Phediole sp, 7mm queen all black Phediole
Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus

Journal = http://www.formicult...sp-furnace-ant/


#5 Offline CoolColJ - Posted April 7 2018 - 8:17 PM

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https://www.aliexpre...iceBeautifyAB=0

 

I like this

 

 


Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus Sp1. (furnace ant) red and black, Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Camponotus humilior,  9mm queen red head Phediole sp, 7mm queen all black Phediole
Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus

Journal = http://www.formicult...sp-furnace-ant/


#6 Offline noebl1 - Posted April 8 2018 - 6:33 AM

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I wonder if there's been an increase in ant keepers in Asia which has prompted this recent surge in production?  I've seen for a long time on Ebay and Aliexpress nests coming out of China, but seems the last year or so there's been an increase in vendors and nest varieties.


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#7 Offline CoolColJ - Posted April 8 2018 - 8:49 PM

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I wonder if there's been an increase in ant keepers in Asia which has prompted this recent surge in production?  I've seen for a long time on Ebay and Aliexpress nests coming out of China, but seems the last year or so there's been an increase in vendors and nest varieties.

 

Feels like it.

 

I remeber seeing a news report article on Ant keeping as well

 


Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus Sp1. (furnace ant) red and black, Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Camponotus humilior,  9mm queen red head Phediole sp, 7mm queen all black Phediole
Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus

Journal = http://www.formicult...sp-furnace-ant/





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