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Empire of Ants formicariums


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#1 Offline CoolColJ - Posted March 12 2018 - 8:53 PM

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Some of them are like a neo futurist version of a Tarheel Ants B)

 

Their website, it's in Chinese - need to run it through Google translate

http://www.empireofa...ute=common/home

 

 

 

 


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Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus Sp1. (furnace ant) red and black, Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Lots of Pheidole colonies....
Polyrhachis rufifemur, Rhytidoponera aspera gamergate colony
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Nasutitermes fumigatus/dixoni subterranean pet/feeder termite colony journal = http://www.formicult...ournal/?p=96808
Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/


#2 Offline Skwiggledork - Posted November 18 2018 - 9:04 PM

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Have you or anyone else here had experience with their formicariums? I just ordered a few of their products and am getting nervous since I can't find any reviews. They look awesome in the pictures and I can't wait to see them in person.



#3 Offline CoolColJ - Posted November 18 2018 - 9:35 PM

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Have you or anyone else here had experience with their formicariums? I just ordered a few of their products and am getting nervous since I can't find any reviews. They look awesome in the pictures and I can't wait to see them in person.


I have one of their smaller and cheap gypsum formicariums.
Haven't used it yet, but it looks and feels OK.
Absorbs water well

Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus Sp1. (furnace ant) red and black, Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Lots of Pheidole colonies....
Polyrhachis rufifemur, Rhytidoponera aspera gamergate colony
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Nasutitermes fumigatus/dixoni subterranean pet/feeder termite colony journal = http://www.formicult...ournal/?p=96808
Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/


#4 Online FSTP - Posted November 18 2018 - 9:40 PM

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I've been curious about these as they do look like a slightly refined (and I do mean slightly) version of THA formicariums.



#5 Online Leo - Posted November 19 2018 - 12:17 AM

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taiwanese company.



#6 Offline Antz - Posted November 19 2018 - 1:02 AM

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They respond pretty quickly on Facebook

#7 Offline Skwiggledork - Posted November 19 2018 - 3:24 AM

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Well, mine has shipped in Australia, so hopefully I will have it in the next week or so. I asked them on a Facebook group and the only response I got seemed pretty positive, so here is hoping. I won't know till I take my ants out of hibernation next year if they like it.



#8 Offline CoolColJ - Posted November 19 2018 - 5:46 AM

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Have you or anyone else here had experience with their formicariums? I just ordered a few of their products and am getting nervous since I can't find any reviews. They look awesome in the pictures and I can't wait to see them in person.


Which ones did you order?

Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus Sp1. (furnace ant) red and black, Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Lots of Pheidole colonies....
Polyrhachis rufifemur, Rhytidoponera aspera gamergate colony
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Nasutitermes fumigatus/dixoni subterranean pet/feeder termite colony journal = http://www.formicult...ournal/?p=96808
Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/


#9 Offline DaveJay - Posted November 19 2018 - 7:27 AM

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Well, mine has shipped in Australia, so hopefully I will have it in the next week or so. I asked them on a Facebook group and the only response I got seemed pretty positive, so here is hoping. I won't know till I take my ants out of hibernation next year if they like it.

What do you mean "mine has shipped in Australia"? Are they coming from a warehouse here?  



#10 Offline Skwiggledork - Posted November 19 2018 - 10:45 AM

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CoolColJ - I ordered the "little wilderness" and the "wilderness outworld" and a plaster nest.

https://www.antkeepi...nt=381667737601
https://www.antkeepi...ts-beginner-kit

DaveJay - I ordered them from AntKeepingDepot.com and they are apparently out of Australia.


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#11 Offline CoolColJ - Posted November 19 2018 - 12:49 PM

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CoolColJ - I ordered the "little wilderness" and the "wilderness outworld" and a plaster nest.

https://www.antkeepi...nt=381667737601
https://www.antkeepi...ts-beginner-kit

DaveJay - I ordered them from AntKeepingDepot.com and they are apparently out of Australia.


The plaster nest has a hole on the back for water, and the lid can be pulled off.

The other one, the main difference from that and Tarheel ants stuff is the lack of magnets and ability to pull the sides off to clean the nest.
The quality is just as good otherwise.
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Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus Sp1. (furnace ant) red and black, Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Lots of Pheidole colonies....
Polyrhachis rufifemur, Rhytidoponera aspera gamergate colony
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Nasutitermes fumigatus/dixoni subterranean pet/feeder termite colony journal = http://www.formicult...ournal/?p=96808
Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/


#12 Offline DaveJay - Posted November 19 2018 - 11:39 PM

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CoolColJ - I ordered the "little wilderness" and the "wilderness outworld" and a plaster nest.

https://www.antkeepi...nt=381667737601
https://www.antkeepi...ts-beginner-kit

DaveJay - I ordered them from AntKeepingDepot.com and they are apparently out of Australia.

Gotcha! I'm familiar with Antkeeping depot but I didn't realise that they were selling that brand. If they're smart they'd make the sale and then get the manufacturer to ship directly to you but I have no idea of their business model.

#13 Offline Skwiggledork - Posted November 20 2018 - 2:37 AM

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It looks like they order from the other sites and keep everything on hand, so you don't have to wait for the companies that custom make your order. Probably works out decently for the other companies too, since they've already made the sale to antkeepingdepot, instead of getting indirect sales and having to keep updating them about changes to inventory.  


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