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New - The Micro Liquid Feeder from byFormica

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#41 Offline skocko76 - Posted October 17 2018 - 6:25 AM


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I've had similar experience, especially if placed on wood or stone. The liquid would syphon out. I learned I wasn't screwing the cap all the way in. Needs to be well aligned and screwed pretty tight. Also avoid placing on porous surfaces.

#42 Online drtrmiller - Posted October 17 2018 - 7:18 AM



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I got some of them a little while ago, but no matter what liquid I put in it leaks out.


Please ensure you're filling the glass vial with liquid, screwing the vial onto the plastic base, and then placing on a non-absorbent surface. There is no need to screw it on tightly—just enough that it can't be screwed down further. If you attempt to screw it on too tightly, the plastic could crack.


Also, please test multiple feeders to determine how many are possibly defective. It is very rare for even one to be defective, but it could possibly happen. However, if several or all of them are leaking, the most likely explanation is that they're not being used properly.


When filled with liquid and screwed together, they shouldn't leak a drop. It should be that simple.


If you continue to have further issues or concerns, please contact me privately via PM here, at www.facebook.com/byFormica, or by email (support@byformica dot com).

Edited by drtrmiller, October 17 2018 - 7:22 AM.

#43 Offline Serafine - Posted October 17 2018 - 10:47 AM


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You need to regularly replace the contents of the feeder (at least once a week if it's hot).


These feeders are gravity-assisted feeders, if you leave the sugary liquid in there long enough that it starts fermentation processes the emerging gas bubbles will rise up to the top of the bottle and push out the liquid. Specifically do NOT use honey or even worse dilluted honey water with these feeders during hot seasons, honey water starts fermentation within days, resulting in the feeder starting to leak.


Diluted maple syrup and diluted invert sugar syrup work great, regular sugar water is kinda okayish and everything that contains honey should be avoided.



p.s. Why was there no announcement that the feeders are available on amazon again? I almost missed it.

Edited by Serafine, October 17 2018 - 10:50 AM.

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#44 Offline Pren-imp - Posted October 21 2018 - 12:20 PM



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I bought these 1ml feeders and I must say for the price I got way more then I expected. First off they are very well packaged, I was very impressed. Second they work well for water or sugar water that i have used. They have lasted a week with my smaller colonies. I recommend these to all my fellow ant keepers.

#45 Offline Shifty189 - Posted February 17 2019 - 4:17 PM


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Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for making these. I just got my set in the mail a few weeks back and found that they work much better than I thought they would. Since I got them as a present and didn't order them directly I can't leave you feedback on Amazon. Keep up the great work, and thanks for keeping the price point reasonable.

#46 Offline iXvXi - Posted March 8 2019 - 12:10 PM


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I'm still using the old revision! Taken today.


Edited by iXvXi, March 8 2019 - 12:11 PM.

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