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AntCondo Product Updates


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#1 Offline AntCondo - Posted January 11 2024 - 7:22 AM

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Hello everyone. I will use this topic to post about product updates and other sneak peaks.

We have so many different things coming and I'm excited to share everything!
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#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted January 11 2024 - 7:33 AM

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You probably want to add the name of your company in the title then. 


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#3 Offline AntCondo - Posted January 11 2024 - 7:52 AM

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Id like to share the plan for our affordable product line up over the next 3 months, which should supply the US with all their formicarium needs over the Spring and Summer. We pledge to be the most affordable Ant nest and outworld store in the US. All nests are about 3x3x1 inches (unless stated otherwise), filled with our AntCondo sanded cement mix, and offer unlimited expansion with 3-4 connection holes.

**AntCondo Basic** - a base model, simple petri dish style dry nest, though it can still be moistened through its lid slits. This model is best used as an add on with the AntCondo Basic+. While humidity loving species may enjoy being housed in the Basic+, desert species can be housed in a Basic : Basic+ setup in a 3:1 ratio, to keep your expansion costs low. This nest is stackable to reduce space needs.

**AntCondo Basic+** - our base model + a water tower for humidity. This can provide up to 95+% humidity with an under-nest heat source, so it is recommended to heat the top or sides of the nest away from the water tower. You can experiment with water levels in your water tower, but start low, filling it only 10%. This nest is stackable to reduce space needs.

**AntCondo Natural** - Stock Coming soon! This is our Basic model but with some natural river rock and naturalistic twig inserts to give it a naturalistic feel for you and your ants. This nest is stackable to reduce space needs.

**AntCondo Natural+** - Our Natural nest + a water tower for humidity. See Basic+ for further details. This nest is stackable to reduce space needs.

**AntCondo Premium** - This model is still in development and has an 100% acrylic base and magnetic glass lid for seamless clear views. This model will have magnetic sides for quick connections and seamless expansion. The goal is to have this and the premium+ model be the flagship formicarium for the US market. The premium nests will not be stackable.

**AntCondo Premium+** - A Premium nest with a water tower for humidity. Not stackable.

**AntCondo XL** - I will list the prototypes for this model soon, but will discontinue it without an official launch. The XL is not cost-effective after shipping fees. Larger nests should come from building up and expanding with our other models.

**AntCondo Chamber+** - This product is still in development, but plans to provide you with a smaller founding chamber (1.75x1.75x1 inches) for your new colonies after their test-tube setup. This nest will have a water tower or other hydration method.

**AntCondo Outworld** - This product is coming soon and will be our only outworld. It will measure about 5x3x3 inches, which will keep shipping costs reasonable. The outworld will come with ventilation and a lip to apply ant-slip barrier. The plan is to offer empty outworlds to allow you to design your own and also pre-made outworlds designs at a small additional cost.

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#4 Offline AntCondo - Posted January 11 2024 - 9:12 AM

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Here is a sneak peak of our new AntCondo Premium nest container. Our acrylic supplier was able to work with us to design a container with embedded magnets for the lid. A perfectly flat side panel allows us to put magnets under our cement mix and create seamless infinite expansion - no tubing needed! You will be able to snap each nest together in place as your colony grows, keep your nest compact, expand as you need, and reduce risk of escapes as you add nests.

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#5 Offline AntCondo - Posted January 13 2024 - 7:02 PM

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Hello everyone! I’m excited to announce that this weekend I am pouring a fairly good size batch of AntCondo Natural formicarium. They should be available for sale on our website by next weekend after curing.

I have made a couple of our brand new AntCondo Chambers available for a limited time until a new shipment of containers arrive. We should have plenty available for everyone for nuptial flights this spring/summer. This new nest can be hydrated through a substrate pocket under the cement - no substrate will come out of the port, however it still must be filled slowly as it soaks in water. The cement will slowly draw water up from the substrate to provide humidity and moisture for the ants inside. The new AntCondo Chamber is about 1.75x1.75 inches and can be used as a founding chamber or as a small stepping stone for small colonies before they get moved into our standard 3x3 inch nests.

Out worlds are being produced as we speak and should be available in the coming weeks.

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#6 Offline AntCondo - Posted January 14 2024 - 7:23 PM

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Poured about 40 AntCondo Naturals today. Should be up and ready to ship in ~3-4 days as it finishes curing and gassing.

Keep an eye out at AntCondo.com

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#7 Offline AntCondo - Posted January 14 2024 - 7:46 PM

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Got a sample picture of our outworlds from our acrylic supplier. I attempted to make a product photo from their low quality image to give you guys a sneak peak. Have a big batch of these coming though in about 2 weeks to pair with the AntCondo nests.

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#8 Offline AntCondo - Posted January 20 2024 - 12:15 AM

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Hello ant keepers!

I have some new test tubes for sale ready for nuptial flights this spring. You can get empty ones for a classic set up with cotton or ones with our sanded cement for repeated hydration.

These test tubes can be attached directly to our nests with our PVC tubing adapter.

You can now upgrade from test tube > AntCondo Chamber > AntCondo Basic/Natural > AntCondo XL. Outworlds coming soon.

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#9 Offline AntCondo - Posted February 6 2024 - 8:00 PM

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I finally have outworlds in stock. I will have them up for sale and create some bundle deals this weekend.
I will make some with our sanded cement for those who would like a textured outworld.
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#10 Offline AntCondo - Posted February 13 2024 - 1:54 PM

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Hello all!

I have some bundles for sale to start collecting this spring and upgrade your current set ups!
Come check them out over at AntCondo.com!

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#11 Offline AntCondo - Posted March 2 2024 - 11:13 AM

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AntCondo would like everyone’s ant collection to get the year started off with a boom! From March 2nd to March 10th, ALL formicarium and outworlds will be 50% OFF! Don’t miss out on this limited run of insane discounts. Get your ants into a design with decades of proof of concept at the world’s cheapest prices.50%OFF.png
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#12 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted Yesterday, 8:36 PM

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We ant keepers love discounts!


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