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What is a good ant farm to buy?


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#1 Offline Antcatcherpro3 - Posted April 7 2021 - 3:17 AM

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I decided to get a formicarium because I wanted to get one for more space. My colonies are growing quickly. I was wondering if you have any thought where and which one to buy though. I was thinking maybe a mini hearth from tarheelants, orsomething from Aus ants. Any other suggestions? The species they would be for is like medium sized formica.



#2 Offline Antcatcherpro3 - Posted April 7 2021 - 3:21 AM

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P.s, pricing can't be over 60 dollars. That's why I though the mini heart would be good.



#3 Offline ANTdrew - Posted April 7 2021 - 4:11 AM

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A mini-hearth is your best bet.


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#4 Offline AleeGuy - Posted April 7 2021 - 4:32 AM

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this might help:


Preferred:
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Tar Heel Ants (High Budget) (Best Formicariums)
https://tarheelants.com/
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Ant Keeping Depot (High Budget) (Sells Aus Ants products which have great formicariums)
https://www.antkeepingdepot.com/
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AntLab UK (Medium Budget)
https://antlab.uk/
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Buckeye Myrmecology (Low Budget) (Great quality formicariums which have got a lot of effort put into to make them as practical for the ants as possible) (Worldwide and free US shipping)
https://buckeyemyrmecology.com/
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AntBoyUK (Low budget) (Does not ship outside of UK, but may do an exception if you contact them)
https://www.antboyuk.com/
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Big Antkeeping (Low Budget)
https://bigantkeeping.com/
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Others:
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ANTSTORE (High Budget) (Does not ship to the U.S.) (Do not get gel formicariums)
https://www.antstore.net/shop/en/
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Ant's Kingdom (High Budget) (May not ship to the U.S.) (Do not get gel formicariums)
https://www.antskingdom.com/
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Auntie Jan's Ant Shop (High Budget)
https://auntiejansantshop.com/
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Ants Russia (Medium Budget) (May not ship to the U.S.)
https://www.antsrussia.ru/
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ANT SHACK (Medium Budget) (Not the best quality)
https://www.ant-shack.com/
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Wakooshi (Medium Budget)
https://www.wakooshi.com/
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4ants (Medium Budget) (Favored in Russia)
https://4ants.ru/
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anthouse.es (Low Budget) (Does not ship to the U.S.) (Do not get gel formicariums) (Small species may escape)
https://anthouse.es/
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Amazon (High Budget Overall) (Do not get gel formicariums)
https://www.amazon.c...s?k=formicarium
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Etsy (High Budget Overall)
https://www.etsy.com...ket/formicarium
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Aliexpress (Medium Budget Overall) (Do not get gel formicariums)
https://m.aliexpress...ormicarium.html
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#5 Offline Chickalo - Posted April 7 2021 - 4:44 AM

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Mini-hearth is probably best choice

also please use the term formicarium, it's just that when someone says ant farm a little piece of me dies lol


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#6 Offline Antcatcherpro3 - Posted April 7 2021 - 5:09 AM

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Mini-hearth is probably best choice

also please use the term formicarium, it's just that when someone says ant farm a little piece of me dies lol

k I will lol.



#7 Offline Antcatcherpro3 - Posted April 7 2021 - 5:15 AM

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Thanks for the links Aleeguy! Buckeye looked like they had good nests, but they only had one type. And that was probably too big for the colony I have now.


I'm either getting a formicarium from tarheelants, or antkeeping depot.



#8 Offline Antcatcherpro3 - Posted April 7 2021 - 5:20 AM

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Ok. I'm either getting a mini hearth fro tarheelants, or a Acri medium circle from antkeeping depot. When I've made my decision I'll tell you.



#9 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted April 7 2021 - 6:49 AM

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I can custom make you a nest if you have any specific designs you want



#10 Offline Antcatcherpro3 - Posted April 7 2021 - 7:14 AM

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That might be nice. I'll think about that.



#11 Offline Antcatcherpro3 - Posted April 7 2021 - 7:53 AM

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I think I might want a mini hearth.


But I do kinda want a custom made ant farm.


I probably won't get the formicarium from antkeeping depot.



#12 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted April 7 2021 - 8:00 AM

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I think I might want a mini hearth.

But I do kinda want a custom made ant farm.

I probably won't get the formicarium from antkeeping depot.

Can you get both? Also shipping from Australia is long, so Antkeeping Depot isn’t the best choice for your needs.

#13 Offline Antcatcherpro3 - Posted April 7 2021 - 8:03 AM

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I kinda just want one. I don't have a lot of space, even if they are small and could fit. Also my formica colony won't be needing the formicarium I choose for like at least 2 to 3 weeks.


Or maybe even more.



#14 Offline Manitobant - Posted April 7 2021 - 8:29 AM

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I think I might want a mini hearth.
But I do kinda want a custom made ant farm.
I probably won't get the formicarium from antkeeping depot.

tar heel ants’ whole gimmick is customized formicariums. Just tell him the changes you want. It costs a little extra though.

#15 Offline Antcatcherpro3 - Posted April 7 2021 - 8:51 AM

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I'll just get a mini hearth. They will fit my formica good.


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#16 Offline Temperateants - Posted April 8 2021 - 8:10 AM

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Mini-hearth is probably best choice

also please use the term formicarium, it's just that when someone says ant farm a little piece of me dies lol

When people jump to the conclusion you put random harvester ant workers in those cheap little Uncle Milton's when you mention you keep ants lmao.


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#17 Offline SpaceX1193 - Posted April 8 2021 - 8:17 PM

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Mini-hearth is probably best choice
also please use the term formicarium, it's just that when someone says ant farm a little piece of me dies lol


I just say nest tbh /s

#18 Offline Chickalo - Posted April 9 2021 - 6:41 AM

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Mini-hearth is probably best choice
also please use the term formicarium, it's just that when someone says ant farm a little piece of me dies lol


I just say nest tbh /s

 

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#19 Offline Temperateants - Posted April 9 2021 - 8:43 AM

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Mini-hearth is probably best choice
also please use the term formicarium, it's just that when someone says ant farm a little piece of me dies lol


I just say nest tbh /s

 

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