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Boog's Bug Builds: DIY Formicaria & Outworlds (Updated 08/20/21 Quick Update w/ Pic)

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#61 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 30 2021 - 4:06 PM

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#62 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted June 2 2021 - 2:59 PM

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Oh my gosh you are back! Nice to see everything is going well!


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#63 Offline Boog - Posted August 20 2021 - 12:47 PM

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I introduced the 3D printed nest before I added the second DIY nest above and my ants seemed to prefer my builds as they moved in once I added the top nest pretty quickly and avoided the 3d printed Ant-Shack nest they had access to for a couple months. I had to disconnect the Ant-Shack nest due to some ants and one particular submajor getting their tarsal claws stuck in a gap inside the nest. It was terrible watching my ants struggle at the lower chambers of the 3d printed nest once I realized some were getting stuck there. The ants in general seemed clumsy while exploring the plastic nest and would tumble down and hit their poor heads as they flew face down first.

 

So I eventually disconnected it and had to take apart the nest in order to free the submajor that had been stuck for weeks. I'll either readjust this nest with some Milliput and epoxied sand for grip or retire the thing because it can trap ants  :(


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#64 Offline ANTdrew - Posted August 20 2021 - 12:50 PM

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I would choose Boog’s Builds over any other nest if I were an ant.
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#65 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted August 20 2021 - 4:10 PM

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I would choose Boog’s Builds over any other nest if I were an ant.

Agreed.


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