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#1 Offline CoolColJ - Posted August 9 2018 - 12:25 AM

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Current ant colonies -
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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
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#2 Offline CoolColJ - Posted August 9 2018 - 2:27 PM

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That's his youtube channel - so there is a  humid and and dryer chamber

 

https://youtu.be/Q_lcrnrU7go?t=1m10s

 

 

 


Edited by CoolColJ, August 9 2018 - 2:36 PM.

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/


#3 Offline Major - Posted August 9 2018 - 6:42 PM

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Honestly if your gonna go 3D printed you should probably check out antzforall.uk
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#4 Offline CoolColJ - Posted August 9 2018 - 10:32 PM

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Honestly if your gonna go 3D printed you should probably check out antzforall.uk

 

 

I'm looking specifically at an angle from a founding nest, in place of a test tube setup. antzforall doesn't have anything like that.

And the sponge only hydration system doesn't cut it for keeping a queen in the cupboard, which may not lay for a long time.


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/


#5 Offline Major - Posted August 10 2018 - 10:18 AM

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Honestly if your gonna go 3D printed you should probably check out antzforall.uk

 
 
I'm looking specifically at an angle from a founding nest, in place of a test tube setup. antzforall doesn't have anything like that.
And the sponge only hydration system doesn't cut it for keeping a queen in the cupboard, which may not lay for a long time.

Yeah, I haven’t really seen any 3D printed founding formicaria. The humidity in these ones is too high for some species (camponotus, bull ants).
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#6 Offline CoolColJ - Posted August 10 2018 - 3:26 PM

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Honestly if your gonna go 3D printed you should probably check out antzforall.uk

 
 
I'm looking specifically at an angle from a founding nest, in place of a test tube setup. antzforall doesn't have anything like that.
And the sponge only hydration system doesn't cut it for keeping a queen in the cupboard, which may not lay for a long time.


Yeah, I haven’t really seen any 3D printed founding formicaria. The humidity in these ones is too high for some species (camponotus, bull ants).


Humidity is no different to a test tube and Camponotus found OK in those.
Infact I think test tubes have 99% humidity everywhere in the tube.
Whereas here there is a dryer chamber of 80% and would be lower if you open up the ports and plug them with cotton instead

I would use a tubs and tubes setup for bullants as they need large space and are semi claustral

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/


#7 Offline Major - Posted August 10 2018 - 3:29 PM

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Honestly if your gonna go 3D printed you should probably check out antzforall.uk

  I'm looking specifically at an angle from a founding nest, in place of a test tube setup. antzforall doesn't have anything like that.And the sponge only hydration system doesn't cut it for keeping a queen in the cupboard, which may not lay for a long time.
Yeah, I haven’t really seen any 3D printed founding formicaria. The humidity in these ones is too high for some species (camponotus, bull ants).
Humidity is no different to a test tube and Camponotus found OK in those.Infact I think test tubes have 99% humidity everywhere in the tube.Whereas here there is a dryer chamber of 80% and would be lower if you open up the ports and plug them with cotton insteadI would use a tubs and tubes setup for bullants as they need large space and are semi claustral


This is definitely a better alternative to a test tube. That much I agree with. But another thing about 3D printed formicaria, don't they break easily/ feel cheap? Can't some ants chew through it?
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#8 Offline CoolColJ - Posted August 10 2018 - 3:37 PM

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They feel like hard plastic. Quite sturdy actually.
I have a lot of 3D printed feeding bowls and test tube bowls and they feel solid and strong
Not unlike acrylic.

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/





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