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#1 Offline CheetoLord02 - Posted October 17 2021 - 11:23 AM

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This is a reboot of this thread for the new Arthropod Antics subforum.

 

Here is a thread for discussing arthropodantics.com and its products. Feel free to leave any reviews, post photos of colonies in our nests, or anything of the like. I also plan to use this thread to announce any new upcoming products of major changes for the site.
 


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#2 Offline Chickalo - Posted October 18 2021 - 11:20 AM

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I don't have the picture right now, but for some reason you thought it was a good idea to place a large, flat stone in the corner of an outworld.  Not like it's the perfect place for Tetramorium to move into instead of the nest...


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#3 Offline CheetoLord02 - Posted November 19 2021 - 8:38 PM

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A few major announcements!

Most importantly: The AA Holiday sale is coming soon! It's scheduled to start this Sunday (11/21). There is still a chance for delays, so just keep an eye out!

In addition, due to some feedback, I have changed the small outworld decor in a few ways:
 

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Artificial sticks are now used instead of real sticks due to concerns of mold growth on genuine sticks.
Rocks are now much smaller, so as to encourage ants to not hide in the outworld.
There is now an option to get outworlds with no decor.


In addition, a new nest style is in the works, and is set to release alongside the holiday sale.

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#4 Offline antgallery - Posted November 19 2021 - 11:03 PM

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Ooooh! I really like the new Outworlds!


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#5 Offline CheetoLord02 - Posted November 25 2021 - 1:12 PM

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Arthropod Antics black friday sale, as well as the new formicaria, are now live! Save up to 20% on certain products!

https://www.arthropodantics.com/


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#6 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted November 27 2021 - 11:10 AM

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Is there going to be a mini version of the Natural Formisquarium?


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#7 Offline CheetoLord02 - Posted November 27 2021 - 2:37 PM

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Is there going to be a mini version of the Natural Formisquarium?

I am not planning on it. The mini nest is already so small that taking away space from it would make it almost useless, not to mention that the natural nests take quite a bit of extra effort to make, and the mini would need to be priced so low that it would be hard to justify the effort on my end. If there is enough demand I may reconsider, however I have already made a prototype and am not a huge fan of it for the reasons I just mentioned.


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#8 Offline CheetoLord02 - Posted March 13 2022 - 12:33 PM

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In case you missed it: AA has new outworlds!

https://www.arthropo...-large-outworld




This large outworld uses its long and skinny dimensions to give your ants plenty of foraging space without taking up too much desk space. The design features rounded corners, which will help the effectiveness of any ant-slip barriers. It also includes a ventilated lid for use without barriers. Customization options include the ability to order without decor, and to change the orientation of the entrance ports to better suit the formicaria you wish to use with it.


https://www.arthropo...xl-outworld-2-0




The new XL Outworld from Arthropod Antics is new and improved in just about every way! The new outworld comes in at roughly 1.5x the size of the previous design, and now features beveled edges akin to those in the Small Outworld for more effective barrier application. It, of course, comes standard with light decor and a ventilated lid. Customization options include the ability to order without decor, and to change the orientation of the entrance ports to better suit the formicaria you wish to use with it.


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#9 Offline CheetoLord02 - Posted April 14 2022 - 6:45 PM

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April Updates for Arthropod Antics:

Further Product Testing:

With 
the Mini Formisquarium having recently sold out, the product will be temporarily discontinued while new designs are tested. Unfortunately the Mini Formisquarium was the one product that did not perform up to par with the rest of our lineup, and as such we have decided to perform some further design testing before restocking and re-releasing this product. Note that if you have purchased a Mini Formisquarium and have been unhappy with its performance that it has been an outlier among Arthropod Antics products, and any other formicaria in our product lineup will perform up to a much higher standard.

 
Thanks everyone for your understanding, and we hope you look forward to the eventual re-release of the new and improved Mini Formisquarium.


Acromyrmex verisicolor Food Mix:

A new variety of Acromyrmex versicolor food mix is coming soon: The Spring Mix will feature Palo Verde flowers - a staple of Acromyrmex versicolor and Atta mexicana's diet in the wild!


New Releases:

An all-in-one formicarium is now exiting the testing phase, and will be available for sale starting next week! 




Not ants, but...

Arthropod Antics is now selling other invertebrate pets! Currently available is a selection of 4 native Arizona centipedes, with a wider variety of invertebrate pets planned for the future. To celebrate this, we've got a code for you: Use code Pedes35 at checkout on arthropodantics.com for 35% off all centipedes!

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#10 Offline CheetoLord02 - Posted April 19 2022 - 11:03 AM

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Arthropod Antics' first all-in-one Formicarium is now available!

Introducing the Ant Den - An all-in-one design using our bestselling Formisquarium nest seated inside a spacious outworld! Learn more on the product page here:

https://www.arthropo...one-formicarium
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#11 Offline T.C. - Posted April 19 2022 - 2:57 PM

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What is your primary building material? Plaster?

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#12 Offline OiledOlives - Posted April 19 2022 - 3:14 PM

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What is your primary building material? Plaster?

Ultracal 30


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#13 Offline T.C. - Posted April 19 2022 - 4:41 PM

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Ok, wow. I've used it. Not sure why these have such a plaster look to them. I was misjudging these thinking they would be overgrown with mold.

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#14 Offline CheetoLord02 - Posted May 3 2022 - 1:57 AM

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Update to the Acromyrmex versicolor food mix: The Spring Mix is now in stock! The Spring Mix swaps fall-blooming Red Peacock flowers for spring-blooming Palo Verde flowers, which are a staple of both Acromyrmex versciolor and Atta mexicana's diet in the wild. As always, every component has been extensively tested and proven to be an optimal source of food for fungus growing ants, specifically for Acromyrmex veriscolor. The sun-dried mix may also be accepted by Trachymyrmex and Atta species, however this is not guaranteed.


https://www.arthropo...icolor-food-mix
 



#15 Offline CheetoLord02 - Posted May 10 2022 - 4:11 PM

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Reviews are here on arthropodantics.com!
 
If you'd like to leave feedback on any of the formicaria you've purchased and used, head to the bottom of any product page, and you'll see a button where you can leave a review!




Also, a small change for the Vertical Formisquarium:
 

This change was actually implemented a while ago, and have shipped out several formicaria with this change already, but note that the hydration chamber on the Vertical Formisquarium has been moved to the top of the nest, rather than being in the bottom; exactly how it is on the Vertical Formisquarium XL. This should make hydrating the nest more convenient, as you no longer need to turn it completely around to access hydration ports.

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#16 Offline CheetoLord02 - Posted May 13 2022 - 4:53 PM

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May is a special month for Arthropod Antics. On this day one year ago, May 13th, the very first Formisquariums were created, marking the beginning of Arthropod Antics as you know it today.


The very first Formisquarium:
 

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After testing the design, I decided that I wanted to make these formicaria accessible to everyone, and committed to launching a store, home to high quality and affordable formicaria for antkeepers all across the country.

As the month went on, I designed a few more products: The Formisquarium XL, Small Outworld, and original Large Outworld. With these four products, I knew I had a lineup of nests that would be suitable for the vast majority of ants, and on May 31st, 2021, Arthropod Antics was officially launched.

In the year since the first Formisquarium was made, hundreds of ant colonies have been able to call an Arthropod Antics setup home, and many more products have been released to suit the needs of nearly any ant you can think of, from fungus growers to honeypots, or from Camponotus to Strumigenys.

To celebrate the anniversary of the Formisquarium, and Arthropod Antics as a whole, I have a few exciting announcements:

First of all, Red Sand is now available as a customization option! You now have the option to make your nests even fancier, with plaster dyed red, accompanied with a layer of ultra-fine red sand. This option is also available for the Vertical and Natural Formisquarium lineups!

Secondly, you may now customize outworlds with both white and red sand in the customization menu!

And lastly, to show my appreciation to all of you for a year of continued support, Coupon Code "Anniversary25" is active from now until May 31st, for 25% off all orders over $30 (subtotal).


Thank you once again to everyone for supporting Arthropod Antics, whether you've been here since the start or have just found us recently, we thank you and hope you continue to use and enjoy our formicaria for years to come.

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#17 Offline CheetoLord02 - Posted June 17 2022 - 10:53 AM

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Introducing the Arthropod Antics Custom Formicaria page!
 
This page, linked below, will contain formicaria that are one-of-a-kind: Each listing features a unique, premade formicarium, so that you can see exactly what the nest looks like before purchasing; no surprises here! Each formicarium is unique, so if you see something you like, act quick before it gets snatched up!
 
This page will also feature formicaria with unique designs and aesthetics that would not typically be available via the customization options on a normal Arthropod Antics formicarium. These custom formicarium designs will only be featured periodically on this page and cannot be purchased anywhere else.
 
Note: Orders containing ONLY Custom Formicaria and/or supplies WILL be shipped out during the Arthropod Antics summer hiatus (June 18-July 7). Expect these orders to be fulfilled on Saturdays.
 

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