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#61 Offline MinigunL5 - Posted May 6 2020 - 7:58 PM

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The link for the aspirator isn't working.



#62 Offline madbiologist - Posted May 6 2020 - 8:00 PM

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The link for the aspirator isn't working.

Tarheel ants has a cheap aspirator you can buy.

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#63 Offline MinigunL5 - Posted May 6 2020 - 8:02 PM

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The link for the aspirator isn't working.

Tarheel ants has a cheap aspirator you can buy.

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Ok sounds good, do u have a a

link tho?



#64 Offline madbiologist - Posted May 6 2020 - 8:10 PM

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The link for the aspirator isn't working.

Tarheel ants has a cheap aspirator you can buy.

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Ok sounds good, do u have a a
link tho?
None on hand, it should be under their equipment section or something.

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#65 Offline dspdrew - Posted May 6 2020 - 9:19 PM

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The link for the aspirator isn't working.

 

It works, they just let their certificate expire 2 years ago and never renewed it apparently. I changed the URL to http.


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#66 Offline MinigunL5 - Posted May 7 2020 - 4:44 AM

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The link for the aspirator isn't working.

Tarheel ants has a cheap aspirator you can buy.

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
Ok sounds good, do u have a a
link tho?
None on hand, it should be under their equipment section or something.

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

 

ok cool  (y)



#67 Offline AntsDakota - Posted May 7 2020 - 9:10 AM

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Here's a link:

 

Aspirator (w/collection vial) – Tar Heel Ants


"God made..... all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. (including ants) And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25 NIV version


#68 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 11 2020 - 7:10 AM

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Here are some boxes that make nice outworlds, but only for ants that can be stopped easily by Fluon on horizontal surfaces like Camponotus or Tetramorium.
https://www.amazon.c...ob_b_asin_title
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#69 Offline rcbuggy88 - Posted June 1 2020 - 4:44 PM

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For anyone buying test tubes from Lake Charles Mfg. you can buy from their ebay site and get a slight discount for some reason. I recently bought 250 test tubes for about 60 bucks including shipping (shipping was more than the tubes themselves) but now I found out I could have gotten 50 more tubes for the same price. From the ebay you also get plastic caps which may or may not be useful. https://www.ebay.com...aMAAOSwbF1aTSi7


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#70 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 1 2020 - 5:20 PM

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The plastic caps are useful because you can drill a small hole in them to make a tighter entrance for smaller ants once you give them an outworld.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#71 Offline mmcguffi - Posted January 18 2021 - 2:39 PM

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It took me a while to find exactly what I was looking for at a reasonable price, so I'm adding this for posterity: "Perfectly Plain Collection Large clear plastic cube box" (e.g. 1 2 3 though it can be found on many places online, mostly bulk party favors websites)

 

shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcTY6AaWPcyD2mvVVQBUy

 

I'm planning on using them for Atta founding formicaria (plaster bottoms), though I could see how they would be useful for many other aspects of ant-keeping

 

This is a very useful thread Drew, thanks for making it!


Edited by mmcguffi, January 18 2021 - 2:42 PM.

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#72 Offline Lillyrose - Posted January 21 2021 - 5:37 AM

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I need tubing but I don't know what size .. is 1/2 too big? 1/4?

I have small ants but I don't know if the queen needs to be able to move in it .. and honestly I have a hard time picturing size ..

#73 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted January 21 2021 - 5:41 AM

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1\2 is half an inch tubing and 1\4 is even smaller but either of your ants could fit through both.


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#74 Offline M_Ants - Posted January 21 2021 - 8:38 AM

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Am I crazy or is this a link to the exact same aspirator as the bioquip one but it doesn't require a $25 minimum order or $9 shipping?

https://www.forestry...m=53758&redir=Y


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Pogonomyrmex cf cali and rugosus

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#75 Offline ANTdrew - Posted January 21 2021 - 8:44 AM

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That aspirator looks great! I may order one myself.


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#76 Offline AleeGuy - Posted January 21 2021 - 9:01 AM

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Am I crazy or is this a link to the exact same aspirator as the bioquip one but it doesn't require a $25 minimum order or $9 shipping?
https://www.forestry...m=53758&redir=Y

Yes but I think I would rather buy that from bioquip so you can get this with aspirator https://bioquipinc.c...r-syringe-bulb/ so you would be able to catch formicines too.

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#77 Offline M_Ants - Posted January 21 2021 - 9:41 AM

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I guess. It's just with bioquip you're spending $34 minimum more most likely closer to $40.


Veromessor pergandei

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Pogonomyrmex cf cali and rugosus

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#78 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted January 21 2021 - 10:46 AM

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bruh, legit the same ones sold on THA shop... and like everywhere almost.


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#79 Offline antsandmore - Posted January 21 2021 - 11:10 AM

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i'm sorry if this is obvious, but how exactly does the aspirator work? can't you just collect the ants with your hands... or is it to collect multiple at a time? thank you!


Ants I am keeping:

 none for now, planning on being more active this year


#80 Offline M_Ants - Posted January 21 2021 - 11:16 AM

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Lot's of reasons. One collecting ants with your hands can be dangerous to the ant and maybe you if it stings. Also if you want to collect a small colony you want an aspirator to quickly suck them all up. You suck through the tube which creates suction in the container and thus in the collecting tube and the ants get sucked into the container. Trust me. Collecting Hypo queens without an aspirator is tricky.


Edited by M_Ants, January 21 2021 - 11:17 AM.

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