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#1 Offline SolenopsisKeeper- - Posted January 4 2022 - 4:01 PM

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What ant nests that are hard to get or don't exists would you like to see being sold?

#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted January 5 2022 - 5:24 AM

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I want to see a nest that is fully escape proof and easily expandable with a massive outworld for $0. The nest would be a smart nest with built in temperature and humidity sensors. A fleet of microbots would handle cleaning.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25  

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#3 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted January 5 2022 - 7:27 AM

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A nest that doesn’t get moldy and only needs to be hydrated every month or two. And you can adjust the humidity and temperature inside the nest as well.
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My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#4 Offline SolenopsisKeeper- - Posted January 5 2022 - 6:23 PM

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I want to see a nest that is fully escape proof and easily expandable with a massive outworld for $0. The nest would be a smart nest with built in temperature and humidity sensors. A fleet of microbots would handle cleaning.


Let’s build it lol

A nest that doesn’t get moldy and only needs to be hydrated every month or two. And you can adjust the humidity and temperature inside the nest as well.


Adjustable with…a dial?

#5 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted January 5 2022 - 6:56 PM

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With a digital app from my phone :D
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My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#6 Offline SolenopsisKeeper- - Posted January 5 2022 - 8:50 PM

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With a digital app from my phone :D


That would sell for so much tho

#7 Offline SolenopsisKeeper- - Posted January 5 2022 - 8:53 PM

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Literly, AC comes up with a piece of plastic nobody has, and prices it 10$(test tube portal)
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#8 Offline ANTdrew - Posted January 6 2022 - 4:27 AM

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The outworld of my future nest would have a vibration field around the lid and top edge that would disrupt ants’ grip. The microbot fleet would monitor the vibration forcefield constantly for any issues.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25  

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#9 Online SYUTEO - Posted January 6 2022 - 4:39 AM

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I want a nest that would not mold or requiring watering too often and is affordable.


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Antkeeping since 2018   :)

 

My current list:

Camponotus parius x1, Camponotus irritans x1, Meranoplus bicolor x1, Lepisiota rothneyi x1,  Anochetus sp x1, Monomorium monomorium x1, Tetramorium cf lanuginosum x1, Odontomachus simillimus x2, Iridomyrmex anceps x1, Crematogaster sp x1, Solenopsis geminata x2, Paratopula sp x1, Trichomyrmex sp x1, Anochetus sp2 x1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Brachyponera sp x1, Mesoponera rubra x1, Colobopsis sp x2, Anoplolepis gracilipes x1, Colobopsis leonardi x1, cf Paratopula sp x1, Gnamptogenys sp x1

 

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#10 Offline PaigeX - Posted January 6 2022 - 10:23 PM

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I would like a more variety of nests made for more certain species. I have to make my own until then xD


Favourite Genus: Polyrhachis 

 

Myrmecia Chrysogaster - a Queen. Myrmecia Gilberti - a Queen. Myrmecia Nigrocincta - Queen and worker. Colobopsis Macrocephala - a Queen
Polyrhachis Ammon - 1 Colony + 9 Queens. Polyrhachis Vermiculosa - 2 Colony's + 2 Queen. Polyrhachis Aurea - 1 Queen. Polyrhachis Phryne - a Queen. Polyrhachis Australis - Colony. Polyrhachis Daemeli - 2 Queens.
Camponotus Aeneopilosus - 5 Queens. Camponotus Elegans - a Queen. Camponotus Humilior - 2 Queens. Camponotus Eastwoodi - 2 Queens. Crematogaster Laeviceps -Starting colony.
Brachyponera lutea - a Queen. Iridomyrmex Bicknelli - a colony + 2 queens. Ochetellus glaber - 2 Colony's. + 1 different unidentified Queen.
One unidentified Golden Spiny Ant colony. Might be Polyrhachis (Chariomyrma) schoopae or Polyrhachis (Chariomyrma) pallescens.
 
My YouTube channel: Australian Polyrhachis +

 

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#11 Offline ANTdrew - Posted January 7 2022 - 4:00 AM

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You all need to think bigger!

"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25  

Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.


#12 Offline NicholasP - Posted January 7 2022 - 9:20 AM

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My idea for a future ant nest that All I'd ever want is a ant nest with a knob to be able to adjust temperature of the whole nest. Not just one part of the nest. So then I can hibernate my ants easily.


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#13 Offline SolenopsisKeeper- - Posted January 7 2022 - 11:57 AM

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My idea for a future ant nest that All I'd ever want is a ant nest with a knob to be able to adjust temperature of the whole nest. Not just one part of the nest. So then I can hibernate my ants easily.


I am creating a company so feedback counts

#14 Offline SolenopsisKeeper- - Posted January 7 2022 - 11:59 AM

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So far the nest seem pretty cheap, but I won’t say anything just in case I change my mind about the company

#15 Offline NicholasP - Posted January 7 2022 - 6:49 PM

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So far the nest seem pretty cheap, but I won’t say anything just in case I change my mind about the company

What type of nest are you making?



#16 Offline PaigeX - Posted January 7 2022 - 8:35 PM

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Also, I know some people have said this and there are nests out there like it but I would also like more expandable nests to be available, Like you can click it together and you have another chamber to add space. (similar to Tar heel mini hearth nests but without the added outworld.) Should be cheaper over all having smaller compartments instead of buying whole nests that need more tubing to connect them from one nest to the other. Some nests have plastic slots you can pull out over time to add more room but these nests are only good for larger ants. Smaller ants can get through the small acrylic holes. All this would save time and money by not having to use more larger nests as the colony ( multiple different nests) grows and maybe giving too much space at first. Making the new nest you add a dumping ground. 
I know there are HappyAnt Hexanest Modules you can buy but they are not very cost effective. They are also made of corks and my Polyrhachis Ammon would make a right old mess chewing that all up until there is nothing left, making it pointless spending all that money for them to destroy it. So they are only good for some species. 

 

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Favourite Genus: Polyrhachis 

 

Myrmecia Chrysogaster - a Queen. Myrmecia Gilberti - a Queen. Myrmecia Nigrocincta - Queen and worker. Colobopsis Macrocephala - a Queen
Polyrhachis Ammon - 1 Colony + 9 Queens. Polyrhachis Vermiculosa - 2 Colony's + 2 Queen. Polyrhachis Aurea - 1 Queen. Polyrhachis Phryne - a Queen. Polyrhachis Australis - Colony. Polyrhachis Daemeli - 2 Queens.
Camponotus Aeneopilosus - 5 Queens. Camponotus Elegans - a Queen. Camponotus Humilior - 2 Queens. Camponotus Eastwoodi - 2 Queens. Crematogaster Laeviceps -Starting colony.
Brachyponera lutea - a Queen. Iridomyrmex Bicknelli - a colony + 2 queens. Ochetellus glaber - 2 Colony's. + 1 different unidentified Queen.
One unidentified Golden Spiny Ant colony. Might be Polyrhachis (Chariomyrma) schoopae or Polyrhachis (Chariomyrma) pallescens.
 
My YouTube channel: Australian Polyrhachis +

 

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#17 Offline NicholasP - Posted January 7 2022 - 10:28 PM

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Also, I know some people have said this and there are nests out there like it but I would also like more expandable nests to be available, Like you can click it together and you have another chamber to add space. (similar to Tar heel mini hearth nests but without the added outworld.) Should be cheaper over all having smaller compartments instead of buying whole nests that need more tubing to connect them from one nest to the other. Some nests have plastic slots you can pull out over time to add more room but these nests are only good for larger ants. Smaller ants can get through the small acrylic holes. All this would save time and money by not having to use more larger nests as the colony ( multiple different nests) grows and maybe giving too much space at first. Making the new nest you add a dumping ground. 
I know there are HappyAnt Hexanest Modules you can buy but they are not very cost effective. They are also made of corks and my Polyrhachis Ammon would make a right old mess chewing that all up until there is nothing left, making it pointless spending all that money for them to destroy it. So they are only good for some species. 

 

 

I've been meaning to try that out in My versions of THA lair for a while now but I keep forgetting to do so because I have to rush the nests out fast because all my ants are growing quickly. I'll try and see how a modular THA Lair looks tomorrow.


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#18 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted January 7 2022 - 10:34 PM

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Nests where you can easily take out brood for your parasitics or Dorylines, more natural nests made for species >1mm, and adjustable self-hydration.


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Colonies: Camponotus humilior 1w, Opisthopsis rufithorax 3w, Aphaenogaster longiceps 5w, Pheidole sp. ~50w 2m, Nylanderia cf. rosae ~10w x2, Rhytidoponera cf. victorae 7w, Iridomyrmex sp. 2q ~30w, Maybe Solenopsis or Monomorium 2w, Brachyponera lutea 3w

Queens: Iridomyrmex purpureus :yahoo:, Colobopsis sp., Nylanderia cf. rosae 2q, Technomyrmex sp., Tetramorium sp.

Key: Q = Queen, W = Worker, M = Major

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#19 Offline SolenopsisKeeper- - Posted January 8 2022 - 9:24 AM

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So far the nest seem pretty cheap, but I won’t say anything just in case I change my mind about the company

What type of nest are you making?
When the company starts, only acrylic nest that come in different colors
If it gets enough sales, I will introduce natural nest, and possibly plaster(but it is only good for a few species)

#20 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted January 8 2022 - 9:28 AM

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Something easily expandable that wouldn't take up too much space. Also, it wouldn't need to be watered often and would be mold-proof. An outworld that can be easily removed and attached to different parts of the nest would also be interesting.






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