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#21 Offline Mercutia - Posted July 16 2014 - 1:40 PM

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Awww that's cute. Does she have her own setup and queens?



#22 Offline Crystals - Posted July 16 2014 - 2:41 PM

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Hmmm...  I haven't cleaned in a bit and I do have plans to downsize my collection as they sell.

The only place I can keep them is my room, and as it is only 18C they require additional heat.  I have my personal colonies on 15 watt heat cables on my dresser and shelf.  My surplus or smaller colonies are all in a wine cooler with a heat cable in the bottom.  The timer keeps it a nice 24C and the colonies are growing very quickly....

 

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My very cluttered dresser and shelf, holding personal colonies or ones that need a bit of extra TLC. 

I also prepare the food and nectar on the corner that I clean off when I need a few inches to work in.  :D

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#23 Offline dspdrew - Posted July 16 2014 - 3:21 PM

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Wow you have quite a collection of ants too. :D Very organized as well. (y)



#24 Offline ParaStatic - Posted July 18 2014 - 3:31 PM

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Mercutia, not yet however we looked for some specific ones she wanted to. Alas it was to late in the year. She does enjoy mine however, and can't wait to see them grow. If I expand my tool collection we will probably make a few nests and/or formicariums for the public at very very reasonable prices just for fun.
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#25 Offline Mercutia - Posted July 19 2014 - 6:26 AM

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That's so sweet if you both made a hobby of making formicaria together. Bonding time. She could add a feminine creative touch to it ;).



#26 Offline ParaStatic - Posted July 19 2014 - 11:00 AM

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Indeed, that is the plan actually. I'll do the milling and drilling. And she can spruce them up. :)
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#27 Offline Tspivey16 - Posted August 14 2014 - 6:08 AM

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Current Colonies:

                               Aphaenogaster tennesseensis (50 Workers)

                               Formica subsericea (5+ Workers)

                               Tetramorium caespitum (50+ Workers)

                               Parastic Lasius (15 Accepted Host Workers)

                               Crematogaster cerasi (10 + Workers)

                               Temnothorax sp. (70 + workers)

 


#28 Offline Mathiacus - Posted August 14 2014 - 6:24 AM

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Nice. I dream of an uncluttered space for my formicariums.

#29 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 14 2014 - 11:56 AM

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I dream of an uncluttered space.


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#30 Offline ParaStatic - Posted August 14 2014 - 8:32 PM

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Haha, I also share that dream.
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#31 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted August 15 2014 - 12:41 AM

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As do I, and probably a lot of other people.



#32 Offline Crystals - Posted August 15 2014 - 5:13 AM

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I dream of an uncluttered house.  Despite my best attempts at organizing - it still hasn't happened yet.  :D


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#33 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 17 2014 - 5:29 PM

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How's this for an ant area after my recent tidal wave of queens. This used to be my kitchen floor...

 


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#34 Offline Mathiacus - Posted August 18 2014 - 12:21 AM

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Holy [censored]! I think you need a bigger house.


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#35 Offline Tspivey16 - Posted August 18 2014 - 4:21 AM

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my wife would kill me- lol


Current Colonies:

                               Aphaenogaster tennesseensis (50 Workers)

                               Formica subsericea (5+ Workers)

                               Tetramorium caespitum (50+ Workers)

                               Parastic Lasius (15 Accepted Host Workers)

                               Crematogaster cerasi (10 + Workers)

                               Temnothorax sp. (70 + workers)

 


#36 Offline Crystals - Posted August 18 2014 - 6:23 AM

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drew, I can't figure out how you manage to find the time to feed all of those colonies. 

I have a hard enough time with 50 test tubes, 25% of which are in foraging areas for easy feeding.

 

You are going to have to start an ant zoo soon.  :D


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#37 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 18 2014 - 8:17 AM

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Well first of all, most of them right now are just fully-claustral queens. Not sure about a month from now though... haha.



#38 Offline Mathiacus - Posted August 19 2014 - 12:19 AM

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Sorry about the language.

#39 Offline Miles - Posted January 27 2015 - 7:03 PM

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This post was copied from another forum at someone's request - I would love any feedback you have! The setup has changed somewhat since this was put together but the main idea is still the same.

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Hello all! Miles here, also known as the admin Miles Ants from the Facebook group. I have been asked many times about what my entire ant keeping setup looks like, and for a long time I have chosen not to share (mostly because it was messy or under construction). Well, that ends now! I will describe my setup in a soon to come video. 

 

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And no, I do not have pictures in the picture frames. I just got them and we have yet to get any printed.

I would love to hear what you guys think, and to answer any questions you may have.

 

Miles
 

PS there are more pictures below.


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#40 Offline dspdrew - Posted January 27 2015 - 7:47 PM

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Lots of containers, P-touch labels and lighted shelves. Just like my place. :lol:


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