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Chickalo's Ant Formicariums

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#1 Offline Chickalo - Posted January 15 2021 - 5:39 AM

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I added the text...


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#2 Offline Chickalo - Posted January 15 2021 - 5:41 AM

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Edit:  I forgot to add the photo whoops o_O

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#3 Offline Scherme - Posted January 15 2021 - 6:18 AM

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Looks good, I'll be keeping my eye on this thread.

I am beginning prints on what should be the final changes on version 2 of my Schermicarium and Schermicarium mini. 
I also have tube adapters designed, and plugs that can be prestuffed with cotton.

 

My version 2 has an auto waterer that allows for most standard size water bottles.

 

I would be interested in trading formicariums if you get some printed.


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#4 Offline Chickalo - Posted January 19 2021 - 5:18 AM

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Looks good, I'll be keeping my eye on this thread.

I am beginning prints on what should be the final changes on version 2 of my Schermicarium and Schermicarium mini. 
I also have tube adapters designed, and plugs that can be prestuffed with cotton.

 

My version 2 has an auto waterer that allows for most standard size water bottles.

 

I would be interested in trading formicariums if you get some printed.

oh dang that's smart, ill think about trading


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#5 Offline Chickalo - Posted January 19 2021 - 5:19 AM

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also, got another idea after getting a couple of cheap containers are target, two are gonna be for a mini-hearth style, one I'm gonna try to print something for i (figuring that out), and the last is likely gonna be like the cube set-ups enderants does, only time will tell


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#6 Offline Chickalo - Posted January 19 2021 - 6:30 AM

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this is the basic idea

its a little over 2 inches high, 4x4 inches in length, meant to fit in a 4x4x4 container, ill sand it down if it's too big

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#7 Offline Chickalo - Posted May 5 2021 - 5:35 AM

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Well this thread died.  Anyways, a bored kid in Social Studies listening to spotify (me) made this for Myrmica maybe:

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Also quick question:  What kind of print thing should I use?  I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that you need a special kind so the actual 3d stuff doesn't dissolve or something


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#8 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted May 5 2021 - 5:37 AM

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Well this thread died.  Anyways, a bored kid in Social Studies listening to spotify (me) made this for Myrmica maybe:

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Also quick question:  What kind of print thing should I use?  I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that you need a special kind so the actual 3d stuff doesn't dissolve or something

Please don't fail school for the sake of the forum  :lol:


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#9 Online NickAnter - Posted May 5 2021 - 6:30 AM

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I believe PETG is one of the preferred filaments, and is what I use. And yes, don't fail school. Not good.


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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

 

People are stupid. It explains a lot...


#10 Offline Chickalo - Posted May 5 2021 - 6:41 AM

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Update:  Added something for heat cable and some depth, gonna ask my robotics teacher if I can use the 3d printers here (I'm in his class right now and we're literally using this program lmao)

So the part that actually prints is broken, and according to the robotics teacher he's contacted the tech team multiple times about it but they haven't responded.  So I guess I should buy that plastic whilst I wait?


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#11 Offline Antcatcherpro3 - Posted May 5 2021 - 7:14 AM

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That looks nice.


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#12 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted May 6 2021 - 9:07 AM

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dang those are some nice formicaruims will you put them up for sale?


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


#13 Offline Chickalo - Posted May 6 2021 - 9:31 AM

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Probably not, I might give/trade with some to local ant keepers though


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#14 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted May 8 2021 - 5:39 AM

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ok, in the past i've made modular hydrostone formicaruims. those are insanely good at staying moist


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Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#15 Offline Chickalo - Posted May 8 2021 - 7:17 AM

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ok, in the past i've made modular hydrostone formicaruims. those are insanely good at staying moist

I plan on making a hydrostone petri dish for Myrmica (someone told me they look sick in those so)


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#16 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted May 10 2021 - 9:23 AM

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you could make a hybrid one with a base of hydro stone and Plastic walls that would be sick


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Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 






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