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Dspdrew's Ant Keeping Products

dspdrew ant keeping formicariums

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#1 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 8 2018 - 8:31 AM

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#2 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 8 2018 - 10:09 AM

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Dirt Box

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Research and Development

Sizes
Small (2-5/16" sq. x 5-1/16" h)
Large (4" sq. x 5-1/16" h)

Tunnel Widths
4 mm (Most ants 3 mm - 4 mm in length)
7 mm (Most ants 5 mm - 10 mm in length)
10 mm (Most ants larger than 10 mm in length)
 
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Includes
Connector (for attaching two together)
Tubing adapter (vinyl tubing not included)
Dirt Substrate (white or natural)
 
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Size: Small
Tunnel Width: 4 mm, 7 mm, or 10 mm
Color: Natural
$30

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Size: Small
Tunnel Width: 4 mm, 7 mm, or 10 mm
Color: White
$30

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Size: Large
Tunnel Width: 4 mm, 7 mm, or 10 mm
Color: Natural
$50

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Size: Large
Tunnel Width: 4 mm, 7 mm, or 10 mm
Color: White
$50

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Starter Formicarium

Research and Development

Includes
Extra water tank sponge
Tubing adapter (vinyl tubing not included)
Extra c-clip (for holding plug or tubing adapter in)

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Size: Small (3-1/2" x 2-3/4" x 2" h)
Color: White
$30

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Harvester Ant Seed Mix

Ingredients
Kentucky Bluegrass Seed, Nyjer Seed, Amaranth Seed, Millet Seed, Red Quinoa Seed, Chia Seed, Poppy Seed, Alfalfa Seed, Clover Seed, Celery Seed, Wildflower Seed, White Quinoa Seed, Black Quinoa Seed, Other Grass Seed

 

Size: Small (2.5 oz) - $5.00

 

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Size: Medium (5 oz) - $9.00

 

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Medium (10 oz) - $17.00

 

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#3 Online Ant_Dude2908 - Posted August 8 2018 - 2:47 PM

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I will probably be buying one of these soon.
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#4 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted August 8 2018 - 2:49 PM

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Is this the best type of formicary for keeping the honeypot genus?



#5 Offline nurbs - Posted August 8 2018 - 3:20 PM

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Love how you post these for sale, but also link how you make them. This is how the anting commnunity should be.


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#6 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 8 2018 - 9:12 PM

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Starter Formicarium added.


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#7 Offline piratechef - Posted August 20 2018 - 12:53 PM

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These look amazing drew!


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#8 Offline Major - Posted August 30 2018 - 10:51 AM

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Drew's really outdone himself this time with the new starter Formicarium. I recently purchased I from him and it was a great experience. He answered all my questions and was very friendly! Formicarium came quick and well packaged. My new Crematogaster sp. colony absolutely ADORE it. Very good quality, can't beat the price. I LOVE it. Definitely gonna get more in the future. Recommend it to all ant keepers, young and old, experienced and inexperienced. Thank you Drew!

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#9 Offline WanderAnts - Posted September 10 2018 - 7:58 AM

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How can I purchase one of these?

#10 Offline Major - Posted September 10 2018 - 8:07 AM

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How can I purchase one of these?


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#11 Offline Major - Posted September 10 2018 - 8:09 AM

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Drew I PM'd you to buy another Formicarium.
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#12 Offline CoolColJ - Posted October 6 2018 - 6:06 AM

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How does one heat up the Starter formicairum with a heat cable?
And would it have condensation issues doing so?
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#13 Offline Major - Posted October 6 2018 - 7:31 AM

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How does one heat up the Starter formicairum with a heat cable?And would it have condensation issues doing so?


I just put mine on a heating pad, yes there are condensation issues. But the part that occasionally gets condensation can be removed and wiped down. I think your Pheidole would love these.
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#14 Offline CoolColJ - Posted October 6 2018 - 7:45 AM

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How does one heat up the Starter formicairum with a heat cable?And would it have condensation issues doing so?


I just put mine on a heating pad, yes there are condensation issues. But the part that occasionally gets condensation can be removed and wiped down. I think your Pheidole would love these.


Wouldn't a pad just heat the water chamber up?

I thought maybe running a heat cable against the side of the top part, against the substrate could work
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Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/

#15 Offline dspdrew - Posted October 6 2018 - 7:55 AM

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The best way to heat a colony is to put them in a small cabinet or enclosure of some sort, along with the heating cable so it heats the air inside. Doing it that way is a lot safer and more stable.


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#16 Offline RobertJ - Posted February 6 2019 - 2:56 PM

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Which one of these would you recommend for starting Myrmecocystus tenuinodis? 4mm or 7mm? Small or Large?



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The best way to heat a colony is to put them in a small cabinet or enclosure of some sort, along with the heating cable so it heats the air inside. Doing it that way is a lot safer and more stable.


This is what I do. My Camponotus have done amazing with this. I recommend this more than a cable right up against the nest.

#18 Offline dspdrew - Posted February 6 2019 - 9:12 PM

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Which one of these would you recommend for starting Myrmecocystus tenuinodis? 4mm or 7mm? Small or Large?

 

I just put all mine in 7mm Dirt Boxes. In the past I have used 4mm, but I've noticed the queen has a little trouble digging in them, so 7's might be better.



#19 Offline Alacom - Posted May 3 2019 - 4:19 PM

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How much would a large ant box cost with wood instead of dirt in between the glass? I have a Liometopum Occidentale colony and I would like them to be able to have a formicarium just like the one you made for your Liometopum Occidentale colony a while back

#20 Offline SurfingTangents - Posted June 7 2019 - 1:55 PM

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I just caught 2 Pogonomyrmex Badius queens yesterday I got some questions: is the the dirt box right for me? I know Pogonomyrmex need dirt I got both in test tubes with dirt. Which dirt box should I buy? I have limited space in my room how big is the dirt box? I would very much appreciate size some comparisons thanks.





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