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#1 Offline Smok3ye - Posted November 24 2020 - 8:03 AM

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Hey there! First off I'm new to this forum, but I do have a few ideas in my head about some formicaria as well as anyone else that wants to talk about them here. If you want to talk then you're welcome, but don't be toxic this is my first post :3


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#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted November 24 2020 - 8:46 AM

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Welcome! I think you'll find the vast majority of members here are helpful and friendly. For formicarium ideas, I recommend looking through the archives to see all the great things people have made in the past. You don't need to reinvent the wheel.


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#3 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted November 24 2020 - 8:47 AM

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Hey welcome to the expensive but very fun hobby of ant keeping! a lot of people make formicariums on here for there own because a lot of companies are to expensive especially for their quality but tarheelants is worth it and everyone here praises them. I have made some of my own nests and they have worked pretty nicely. if you want some ideas you can pm me.


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#4 Offline Smok3ye - Posted November 24 2020 - 9:01 AM

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Here's a rough sketch I did on my chromebook while balancing out my classes. Click on it if it's a tad too small for your liking.



#5 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted November 24 2020 - 9:08 AM

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I don't know it seems complicated to me, if your new to ant keeping then be prepared for many, many, many mistakes. not exactly with the ants but with building a nest for them.


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#6 Offline Smok3ye - Posted November 24 2020 - 9:09 AM

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Yea I've had my fair share of mistakes however I have a couple of ideas on how to do the different levels...


It's like layering a cake 



#7 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted November 24 2020 - 9:26 AM

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it sounds unique. i would love seeing it. it would look amazing, kind of like empires of the undergrowth with the levels.


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Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. -Proverbs 6: 6-8

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#8 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted November 24 2020 - 9:31 AM

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empires of undergrowth is a very good game.


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#9 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted November 24 2020 - 9:41 AM

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empires of undergrowth is a very good game.

yes it is!


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Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. -Proverbs 6: 6-8

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Attention Ant-Keepers in South Dakota! Join the SoDak(Society Of Dakotan Ant Keepers)


#10 Offline DDD101DDD - Posted November 24 2020 - 6:21 PM

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I might be asking this because I'm dumb but are the layers stacked on top of each other or are they on separate areas in a container? Most formicaria have the outworld and nesting space separate while yours looks like it's all on one area without any walls or barriers.


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#11 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 24 2020 - 6:22 PM

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#12 Offline Smok3ye - Posted November 25 2020 - 8:12 AM

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I might be asking this because I'm dumb but are the layers stacked on top of each other or are they on separate areas in a container? Most formicaria have the outworld and nesting space separate while yours looks like it's all on one area without any walls or barriers.

There is a wall that separates the lower nesting area from the outworld


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#13 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted December 11 2020 - 7:02 AM

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this is actually a really unique idea. i am envisioning something i might try sometime, off of your design, with firebrick.


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Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. -Proverbs 6: 6-8

My Journals:

Formica Species Journal

Myrmica Species Journal

My South Dakotan Shop Here

Attention Ant-Keepers in South Dakota! Join the SoDak(Society Of Dakotan Ant Keepers)


#14 Offline Devi - Posted December 11 2020 - 7:28 AM

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Welcome to Formiculture!  

If you can pull off making that formicarium, I think it could actually be really really cool...  What materials are you planning on making it from?


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