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Pictures of Formicariums and Outworlds

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#741 Offline futurebird - Posted July 14 2021 - 4:56 AM

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My first ever self-made formicarium. Cork and glass, designed for wood nesting sp. built in. magnification.

 

I think I want to do something similar in wood. 

 

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#742 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 14 2021 - 5:14 AM

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What a cool idea! But won’t they chew out of it?
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#743 Offline futurebird - Posted July 14 2021 - 5:33 AM

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I'm thinking of just putting it in the outworld, which is a glass box. But I also might remake it in wood so it won't be so easy to destroy. 

 

Alterny I could build a box for it... but if I do that why not use the box?


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#744 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 14 2021 - 8:32 AM

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That would work perfectly in that case.

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#745 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted July 23 2021 - 2:46 PM

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3D printed + plaster nest, about 15cm by 12 cm (exactly 147 x 119 mm). I will be selling these in my ant selling page


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#746 Offline zA-Z0-9 - Posted July 23 2021 - 2:50 PM

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Another bit of experimentation.  This drawer is made to hold 4 20mm x 150mm test tubes with queens.  I haven't made the case yet but I'm going back and forth between a 4 high design or a single unit that's stackable.

 

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if you could make one that holds thirty id pay top dollar for it


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#747 Offline KadinB - Posted July 23 2021 - 3:39 PM

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4rYH8k-Zd1dO30bEOpFRlJ41ub-igKg8kRu1kn3e

3D printed + plaster nest, about 15cm by 12 cm (exactly 147 x 119 mm). I will be selling these in my ant selling page

wow that looks great how much?


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#748 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted July 23 2021 - 4:07 PM

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4rYH8k-Zd1dO30bEOpFRlJ41ub-igKg8kRu1kn3e

3D printed + plaster nest, about 15cm by 12 cm (exactly 147 x 119 mm). I will be selling these in my ant selling page

wow that looks great how much?


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#749 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted July 23 2021 - 5:09 PM

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Hydration system?

My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#750 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 23 2021 - 5:31 PM

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Hydration system?

Water tower is visible in the top right corner.
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#751 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted July 23 2021 - 5:38 PM

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Oh, I didn’t see it thanks

My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#752 Offline futurebird - Posted July 24 2021 - 2:50 AM

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3D printed + plaster nest, about 15cm by 12 cm (exactly 147 x 119 mm). I will be selling these in my ant selling page

 

 

oooh I might be interested. I love the dimensions and depth and simplicity. Please post a link. 


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#753 Offline futurebird - Posted July 24 2021 - 5:14 PM

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My first ever self-made formicarium. Cork and glass, designed for wood nesting sp. built in. magnification.
 
I think I want to do something similar in wood. 
 
attachicon.gifscreenshot_4340.png
 
attachicon.gifscreenshot_4341.png

 
 
Several people said "they'll chew through that, you should make it of wood"
 
I thought "that won't be hard. 
 
I WAS WRONG.
 
OMG I hate wood so much! It's the most impossible material. My saw became dull over this one small project. My hands hurt from carving and using the drill. I don't have any power tools and I ran out of energy. IDK Maybe I should complete this. The ants can use it as it is. But it's so ugly I don't think I can bear to look at it. 
 
Connecting those chambers with a whittling knife was... it was a struggle. 
 
Here is the process.

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#754 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted July 24 2021 - 6:21 PM

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Oh no, maybe you could try a Dremel and use wood planks stacked upon each other?
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#755 Offline futurebird - Posted July 24 2021 - 6:26 PM

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That might make more sense. But the good things about carving it is it took the detail of the internal tunnels well. I don't own a dremel. I have a manual drill a saw and whittling knives. I guess a dremel might save some time. Hopefully the ants can wait until I'm cool headed enough to try again. 


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#756 Offline zA-Z0-9 - Posted July 24 2021 - 6:38 PM

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i noticed everyone was posting pics of thier formicariums so.......heres mine I'm not saying its great but i personally thought it was super cool  i also managed to get three colonys to cohabitate and even feed eachother so anyway here it is

 

 

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#757 Offline futurebird - Posted July 25 2021 - 9:03 PM

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I was able to do one more cut then I hooked it up to the outworld where they have been living out of their test tube. They moved in in about 4 hours! I think they like it.

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Camponotus really do like their wood. Perhaps it's the way it retains heat. The test tube was more moist, I'm leaving their water source near the entrance. I bought this colony and they did not arrive with brood.
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#758 Offline DIACAMMAWORLDCOOL - Posted July 25 2021 - 9:39 PM

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attachicon.gifscreenshot_4339.png
 
My first ever self-made formicarium. Cork and glass, designed for wood nesting sp. built in. magnification.
 
I think I want to do something similar in wood. 
 
attachicon.gifscreenshot_4340.png
 
attachicon.gifscreenshot_4341.png

 
 
Several people said "they'll chew through that, you should make it of wood"
 
I thought "that won't be hard. 
 
I WAS WRONG.
 
OMG I hate wood so much! It's the most impossible material. My saw became dull over this one small project. My hands hurt from carving and using the drill. I don't have any power tools and I ran out of energy. IDK Maybe I should complete this. The ants can use it as it is. But it's so ugly I don't think I can bear to look at it. 
 
Connecting those chambers with a whittling knife was... it was a struggle. 
 
Here is the process.

v8YYIJn.png
5GgUgzy.jpg
RxpVBfJ.png
UxBz3sA.jpg
sWNnUmp.jpg

 

I think it depends on the type of wood?some types of wood are easier to carve.


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#759 Offline zA-Z0-9 - Posted August 12 2021 - 10:50 AM

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figured i would update yall


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#760 Offline zA-Z0-9 - Posted August 12 2021 - 11:58 AM

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i need to clean my glass never noticed that before :(


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