I am doing my research on building the perfect formicarium and need everyones help.
I have an idea of what my design will be but i would like to ask the members here about specifics.
What are absolutes for a successful formicarium? i understand any formicarium needs to have decent aeration, hydration in the form of humidity, a heat source, and enough space, but not too much! and of course connection to an outworld.
also, What is your ideal substrate for a nest? Is it hydrostone? grout? ytong? i wanted to try portland cement. Now, portland cement may not absorb water and hold it like ytong or hydrostone but so long as i have a water source and aeration i should be able to provide proper and safe humidity correct?
it would be way cheaper to buy from tarheel as i like their designs but i would like to help further the hobby by promoting DIY Formicaria / nests.
once i have enough data i will trial my designs and post a journal here.
Thank you all in advance.
Edited by KBant, August 13 2017 - 7:29 PM.