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Creating a sandy terrain in a plastic petri dish

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#1 Offline altmoola - Posted June 7 2016 - 9:20 AM

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Can someone describe some methods to use to create a sandy terrain that is being adhered to plastic for my formicarium? It will probably go into a petri dish.

 

I'm essentially looking for a general method I can use to adhere sand to plastics that would work well for any type of formicarium (similar to what THA does with his).



#2 Offline Loops117 - Posted June 7 2016 - 12:29 PM

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I pumped a bunch of hot glue in, placed my branch, then poured the sand ontop. Pressed down the sand in areas of the landscape as the hot glue cooled down to create hills. Once it completely cooled down, i dumped the extra sand out. Not sure if hot glue is toxic to ants or not, but this worked perfectly for me. 

 


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#3 Offline Runner12 - Posted June 7 2016 - 3:12 PM

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Grout mixed with sand would probably work





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