Jump to content

  • Chat
  •  
  •  



Welcome to Formiculture.com!

This is a website for anyone interested in Myrmecology and all aspects of finding, keeping, and studying ants. The site and forum are free to use. Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation points to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!

Photo
- - - - -

Dspdrew's BoxBox shelves


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 Online dspdrew - Posted October 5 2015 - 3:20 PM

dspdrew
  • LocationSanta Ana, CA
I'm making some shelves that should fit boxbox containers perfectly. These shelves will also fit perfectly in my ant cabinet. While it's nice that these containers are stackable, putting mesh on the lids for ventilation, and then stacking them is pointless. At first I was going to make some spacers, but then figured why even bother with that when I could just put them on shelves. It sure would be a lot easier than lifting a stack of them just to get to the bottom one.
 
Not having enough ventilation is causing too much mold to grow inside my containers and in the out worlds of my formicariums which are made from the same containers. This set of shelves should solve this problem.
 
Shelf supports
 
med_gallery_2_478_221123.jpg
 
 
All primed and ready for spray paint and felt.
 
med_gallery_2_478_279609.jpg

#2 Offline LC3 - Posted October 5 2015 - 4:37 PM

LC3

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,321 posts
  • LocationRichmond, BC, Canada

More shelves.. Did they handle your wood nicely this time :lol:


  • dermy likes this

#3 Online dspdrew - Posted October 5 2015 - 4:51 PM

dspdrew
  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

You better believe it.


  • dermy likes this

#4 Offline yen_saw - Posted October 6 2015 - 10:28 AM

yen_saw

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 149 posts
  • LocationHouston

It never gets bored looking at all the cool stuffs you make. :dance3:



#5 Offline dermy - Posted October 7 2015 - 8:47 AM

dermy

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,392 posts
  • LocationCanada

Looks pretty nice :D

 

 

Also glad to hear that you finally found someone who knows how to cut wood not like the last time..... :lol:



#6 Offline William. T - Posted October 7 2015 - 1:49 PM

William. T

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 725 posts
  • LocationWestern Maryland

Looks pretty nice :D

 

 

Also glad to hear that you finally found someone who knows how to cut wood not like the last time..... :lol:

I agree.


Species I keep:

 

1 Lasius cf. Neoniger 30 workers

1 Camponotus sp. 15 workers

20 Tetramorium SpE 30 workers

1 T. Sessile 200 workers

 


#7 Offline NightsWebs - Posted October 7 2015 - 3:37 PM

NightsWebs

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 217 posts
  • LocationSo Cal

What the Heck! Drew its not black! looks good just need some felt to make things slide and it will be another Formiculture home run!


Current Colonies;

Acromyrmex Versicolor

Dorymyrmex Bicolor

Pogonomyrmex Californicus
Pogonomyrmex Rugosus

Pogonomyrmex Tenuispinus
Novomessor Cockerelli
Myrmecocystus Mexicanus

 

Last Update: 08 Jul 2016

 

 


#8 Online dspdrew - Posted October 7 2015 - 8:59 PM

dspdrew
  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

That's just primer for the spray paint.



#9 Online dspdrew - Posted October 25 2015 - 10:55 PM

dspdrew
  • LocationSanta Ana, CA
Finished it today.
 
med_gallery_2_478_18423.jpg
  • Miles likes this

#10 Offline Miles - Posted October 26 2015 - 6:00 AM

Miles

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 521 posts
  • LocationFlorida & Arizona

What was the total cost?


PhD Student & NSF Graduate Research Fellow | University of Florida Dept. of Entomology & Nematology - Lucky Ant Lab 

 

Founder & DirectorThe Ant Network

 

Ant Keeper since 2009. Insect Ecologist. Problem Solver. Science Communicator. Public Servant πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Montana State β€˜20 alum. He/Him.

 

Website | YouTube Channel | Instagram | Twitter | Cool Ant Merch


#11 Offline Okeedoke22 - Posted October 26 2015 - 6:07 AM

Okeedoke22

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 87 posts
  • LocationNew York City

Looks great!


Prenolepis Imparis

Tetramorium Sp. E

Crematogaster
Brachymyrmex Sp.

Lasius Claviger 

 


#12 Online dspdrew - Posted October 26 2015 - 9:14 AM

dspdrew
  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

What was the total cost?

 

I'm really not sure. Adding up the price of the materials as best I can (paint and glue included), I would guess about $75.


  • Miles likes this




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users