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#1 Offline AntsAbyss - Posted November 2 2023 - 9:09 PM

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I'm excited to share that I'll be featuring all of my ant nests on my website. Thank you so much for checking us out. Your support means the world to us, and we can't wait to offer you a closer look into the fascinating world of ants. Stay tuned for more updates and interesting insights!

 

 

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#2 Offline AntsAbyss - Posted November 2 2023 - 9:13 PM

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#3 Offline ANTdrew - Posted November 3 2023 - 2:10 AM

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No apostrophe is needed in the nest name Stone’s of Magic as it is not showing possession.
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#4 Offline AntsAbyss - Posted November 3 2023 - 6:22 AM

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Sorry about that my phone automatically corrects my words when I press send, so I have to frequently make adjustments. Thank you for your help.

#5 Offline raydr - Posted November 3 2023 - 8:34 PM

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Very cool, might buy a nest or two one day if I need. 



#6 Offline AntsAbyss - Posted November 3 2023 - 10:24 PM

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Very cool, might buy a nest or two one day if I need. 

 

I appreciate your positive feedback about the nests. In the future, I plan to include a chart that illustrates which ant species work most effectively with various nest designs.


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#7 Offline Serafine - Posted November 8 2023 - 12:46 AM

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Is the window glued onto the tub? Because the first thing i'd want to with this nest is put a ground layer of sand-clay substrate into the chamber.

 

And i know it increases cost, but some holes for screws at the sides of the lid might be a good idea (so you can put screws through and fix them with a nut on the other side).

Many ants have this particular habbit of pushing small pebbles of sand or trash in between the tub and the glass - with this setup i can very easily see them lifting the lid enough for workers to squeeze through.

 

The hydration seems decent, although to be honest i'd want a secondary port, so i can attach a test tube. Not a fan of tubeless hydration systems, especially for small founding nests, where when for whatever reason you can't water them for a week (might have an accident or get sick enough to need to go to hospital) your nest will dry out and the ants will die. Water tubes usually last for several months, so they're always great as a backup system in case something goes wrong.


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#8 Offline AntsAbyss - Posted November 8 2023 - 10:23 AM

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The glass is designed to float, and I offer the option to secure it with silicone upon request. The reason it's not screwed down is to address potential conflicts in colonies with multiple queens. This design allows for quick resolutions without the need for tools and the risk of losing a queen, as I've experienced in some of my colonies. Additionally, this design maintains humidity for over a month when adequately hydrated from the start. I currently manage eight colonies, including two Vollenhovia Emeryi colonies, known for their sensitivity to humidity. Since implementing this design, I've experienced minimal losses, and the colonies appear to be more productive. For a closer look at how they respond, you can check out my YouTube channel.
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#9 Offline AntsAbyss - Posted November 8 2023 - 10:27 AM

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If you ever have any ideas you'd like to see turned into designs, I'm here to help.
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#10 Offline AntsAbyss - Posted November 12 2023 - 10:04 PM

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We've set up new nests and just introduced the hub nests. We hope you enjoy them!

 

https://antsabyss.wo...ess.com/shop-2/

 

 

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The hub nests are designed to expand your setup with three interconnecting holes compatible with any of our products.Never worry about running out of room—enjoy the convenience of these hubs!

 

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#11 Offline raydr - Posted November 13 2023 - 5:06 PM

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looking kinda spicy might buy nglll


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#12 Offline AntsAbyss - Posted November 25 2023 - 9:56 PM

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I'm introducing my new project, the Abyss Mini – an ant nest designed specifically for very small ant species. It will include screws to securely lock the glass in place. Stay tuned for more updates!

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#13 Offline AntsAbyss - Posted November 29 2023 - 11:11 AM

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There coming along still working on ordering the glass for them.

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#14 Offline Virginian_ants - Posted November 29 2023 - 5:06 PM

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I may buy these in the future but how does the hydration work. I see the hydration area but good does it get to the rest of the nest.

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#15 Offline AntsAbyss - Posted November 29 2023 - 7:19 PM

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I've been checking the hydration of my ant setup twice a day for about 5 days now. The water level has consistently stayed at 91%, which is good for the ants. The range is around 85% to 73%. It's been holding this level for 5 days without any water loss so far. I've found using hydrostone for hydration to be my favorite method in the 12 years I've been keeping ants. It's great because it doesn't mold.
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#16 Offline ANTdrew - Posted November 30 2023 - 3:11 AM

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But how does it work?
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#17 Offline AntsAbyss - Posted November 30 2023 - 5:18 AM

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You add a few drops of water to the hydrostone, and it absorbs it quickly. After that, it keeps the water until it dries out.

#18 Offline AntsAbyss - Posted November 30 2023 - 5:18 AM

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You add a few drops of water to the hydrostone, and it absorbs it quickly. After that, it keeps the water until it dries out.

#19 Offline ANTdrew - Posted November 30 2023 - 3:26 PM

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Where is the hydrostone?
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#20 Offline dspdrew - Posted November 30 2023 - 5:06 PM

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Where is the hydrostone?

 

I think I see it in the first one. That's not a bad hydration method. Might last longer if that outer reservoir could be closed off with something.







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