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#1 Offline MountainMyrmeculture - Posted December 3 2020 - 8:03 PM

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Hello, and welcome to the Mountain Myrmeculture Market! This is a store run by Spazmops and Devi. Our goal is to bring everyone the most innovative and reliable antkeeping products at an affordable price. With our products, you can be sure that your queens are safe and happy. Flagship products include:

A revolutionary way to found queen ants.
We're all sick and tired of test tubes. They roll, they mold, they flood, and they dehydrate. This is stressful for the queens, and it's stressful for the antkeeper. Our new Fledgling Biochambers are made of durable and naturalistic hydro stone, with an internal reservoir that keeps the vial humid and your ants hydrated. The reservoir can be refilled quickly and easily with a blunt syringe, and a vent allows you to overfill the vial to let your larger ants drink beaded droplets from the floor. Feeding your ants is a breeze. For liquid foods, simply soak half a cotton swab and put it end-down in the vial. Once it's dry, just remove it with tweezers. For solid foods, place the food on the vial floor. Any scraps can be removed with tweezers.
These innovative vials won't roll, won't mold, have a smaller footprint than test tubes, and allow you to regulate the humidity inside.
Fledgling Biochamber
Fledgling Biochammber with colony
Lead time: 1 week
Price: $3 each, or 7 for $20

Small update on the vials: some small cosmetic cracks might form, and they seem to be exacerbated by colder temperatures. They don’t go the whole way through the vial and therefor don’t impact its functionality.

Beautiful habitats for beautiful ants.
Are you looking for a nest that offers clear views of your colony, and is as pretty as it is functional? Devi's gorgeous Small Biochambers have excellent hydration and a built-in outworld, all contained in a stylish clear container. They're customizable and worry-free, and are a good step up from one of our Fledgling Chambers.
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We have more products in development, and when our products go up for sale there'll be affordable bundles that allow you to raise a queen into a fully-fledged colony, all in one package.

Edited by MountainMyrmeculture, February 1 2021 - 7:58 PM.

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#2 Offline ZTYguy - Posted December 3 2020 - 8:06 PM

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Sounds great! I will definitely be your first costumer.


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#3 Offline Zeiss - Posted December 3 2020 - 8:19 PM

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If you have pictures you should post them!  It helps get customers a lot faster than just description alone.


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#4 Offline Spazmops - Posted December 3 2020 - 8:24 PM

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We’re working on getting photos for sure. I’ll have to find a bit of time to break out the good camera, but they’ll be up by this weekend.
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Ants I have:

1 Formica fusca group- 0 workers

1 Tetramorium immigrans colony-20 workers

1 Dorymyrmex insanus- 1 queen, used to have workers

 

1 large P. occidentalis colony- around 50 workers, plenty of brood

 

 


#5 Offline StrickyAnts - Posted December 3 2020 - 9:18 PM

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how much will it be?



#6 Offline NickAnter - Posted December 3 2020 - 9:31 PM

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A phone picture would be fine for now. Also, a price would be good too. Nice description though.


Species being kept:

 

Solenopsis truncorum, Solenopsis "plebeius", Solenopsis validiuscula, Solenopsis sp., Solenopsis xyloni, Solenopsis amblychila, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Pheidole navigans, Nylanderia vividula, Aphaenogaster occidentalis, Temnothorax rudis, Temnothorax cf. nitens, Pogonomyrmex californicus, and Strumigenys membranifera

 

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#7 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted December 4 2020 - 7:10 AM

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wow! cool! pics and prices will be a for sure later on, but for now, looks great!


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#8 Offline Devi - Posted December 4 2020 - 7:46 AM

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We are working on pricing out the products, and we will have both prices and pictures on here at some point soon.  


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#9 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted December 4 2020 - 8:05 AM

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We are working on pricing out the products, and we will have both prices and pictures on here at some point soon.  

cool that you are doing this, devi! can't wait to see your products!


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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#10 Offline MountainMyrmeculture - Posted December 4 2020 - 3:10 PM

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Images and pricing were added for our Fledgling Biochambers, and Small Biochamber information will be up soon.


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#11 Offline Spazmops - Posted December 4 2020 - 3:11 PM

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I know the lighting isn't the best, I'll try to get better pictures some time soon.


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Ants I have:

1 Formica fusca group- 0 workers

1 Tetramorium immigrans colony-20 workers

1 Dorymyrmex insanus- 1 queen, used to have workers

 

1 large P. occidentalis colony- around 50 workers, plenty of brood

 

 


#12 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted December 4 2020 - 3:12 PM

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Oo that looks cool! Is it available to be purchased now?


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#13 Offline MountainMyrmeculture - Posted December 4 2020 - 3:18 PM

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Yup! And all of the Fledgling Biochambers have a limited 1-year warranty. If it breaks in shipping or under normal use, we'll refund you.


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#14 Offline BADANT - Posted December 4 2020 - 3:39 PM

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I’m liking the simplicity and cost. Looks like hydration is the one tube to the exterior (top) and a shorter one to burp the moist area.

Have you tried feeding, can you place a small feeding surface inside while closing the lid and laying it on its side?


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#15 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted December 4 2020 - 3:52 PM

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What are shipping costs? is this lightweight enough to be shipping using First Class USPS?


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#16 Offline Devi - Posted December 4 2020 - 4:14 PM

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What are shipping costs? is this lightweight enough to be shipping using First Class USPS?

I am not totally sure, but I am guessing so depending on how many you got.  



#17 Offline MountainMyrmeculture - Posted December 4 2020 - 4:18 PM

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What are shipping costs? is this lightweight enough to be shipping using First Class USPS?

For sure! The price is around $3-$5, depending on how many you order. 


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#18 Offline MountainMyrmeculture - Posted December 4 2020 - 4:19 PM

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I’m liking the simplicity and cost. Looks like hydration is the one tube to the exterior (top) and a shorter one to burp the moist area.

Have you tried feeding, can you place a small feeding surface inside while closing the lid and laying it on its side?


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As long as you keep the tubing on the top side, water spilling isn't an issue. The size of the tubing does a good job of stopping the water from leaking out due to surface tension.


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#19 Offline MountainMyrmeculture - Posted December 4 2020 - 5:34 PM

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I thought it might be better for me to post this somewhere else, so my original post can be found here. https://www.formicul...-some-feedback/


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#20 Offline StrickyAnts - Posted December 4 2020 - 7:27 PM

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Ah nice. These look cool. They do remind me of Miles "How to raise Queen Ants in Vial" Video, and how he made these. Very nice!







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