When is the new hybrid nest coming out?

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Re: When is the new hybrid nest coming out?

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Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:14 pm

So the new nests are going to be 8 x 8 and the old ones discontinued. Just curious. If you raise a colony to say 25-50 workers as recommended, will the new 8 x 8 nest be ok for this size or will you have to wait longer until they are even bigger say 75-100 workers to prevent them from having too much space in their nest and leaving their garbage inside?

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Re: When is the new hybrid nest coming out?

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Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:57 pm

AntsArizona wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:14 pm
So the new nests are going to be 8 x 8 and the old ones discontinued. Just curious. If you raise a colony to say 25-50 workers as recommended, will the new 8 x 8 nest be ok for this size or will you have to wait longer until they are even bigger say 75-100 workers to prevent them from having too much space in their nest and leaving their garbage inside?
Yes, new nests will be 8x8 and old ones discontinued. We will be offering one 4x4 generic nest design that will allow for a better transition path for growing colonies.

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I put one of my Tetramorium colonies in the new 8x8 Formica nest and they are doing fine, even though the chambers are a little large for them. I had added sand as a substrate in the nest and they customized it to their liking. In the beginning, they did use some of the chambers as a trash pile, but over time, they moved the trash outside into the outworld and are now inhabiting the entire nest space.
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Re: When is the new hybrid nest coming out?

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Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:54 pm

Isn't the production of the current Hybrids just about 1-2 weeks?
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Re: When is the new hybrid nest coming out?

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Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:21 am

Jadeninja9 wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:54 pm
Isn't the production of the current Hybrids just about 1-2 weeks?
It varies depending on demand. Right now, we are about 2-3 weeks out.
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Re: When is the new hybrid nest coming out?

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Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:22 am

I see
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Re: When is the new hybrid nest coming out?

Post: # 28387Post AntsArizona
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:46 am

ooper01 wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:57 pm
AntsArizona wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:14 pm
So the new nests are going to be 8 x 8 and the old ones discontinued. Just curious. If you raise a colony to say 25-50 workers as recommended, will the new 8 x 8 nest be ok for this size or will you have to wait longer until they are even bigger say 75-100 workers to prevent them from having too much space in their nest and leaving their garbage inside?
Yes, new nests will be 8x8 and old ones discontinued. We will be offering one 4x4 generic nest design that will allow for a better transition path for growing colonies.

Colony Transitions
Test tube
Test tube(s) connected to Test Tube Portal
4x4 Hybrid Nest(s) with outworld(s)
8x8 Hybrid Nest(s) with outworld(s)

I put one of my Tetramorium colonies in the new 8x8 Formica nest and they are doing fine, even though the chambers are a little large for them. I had added sand as a substrate in the nest and they customized it to their liking. In the beginning, they did use some of the chambers as a trash pile, but over time, they moved the trash outside into the outworld and are now inhabiting the entire nest space.
Do we have an eta on when the Old ones will be discontinued? Meaning, will they be discontinued right when the 8x8's come out or will they be on there for a little while in conjunction with the 8x8 and then be discontinued at a later date.

Also, the new generic 4x4. Will they be based off the Hybrid Version 2s or completely new? Do we know which nest it will look like? (Tetra, lasius, solenopsis etc)

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Re: When is the new hybrid nest coming out?

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Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:58 am

AntsArizona wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:46 am
ooper01 wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:57 pm
AntsArizona wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:14 pm
So the new nests are going to be 8 x 8 and the old ones discontinued. Just curious. If you raise a colony to say 25-50 workers as recommended, will the new 8 x 8 nest be ok for this size or will you have to wait longer until they are even bigger say 75-100 workers to prevent them from having too much space in their nest and leaving their garbage inside?
Yes, new nests will be 8x8 and old ones discontinued. We will be offering one 4x4 generic nest design that will allow for a better transition path for growing colonies.

Colony Transitions
Test tube
Test tube(s) connected to Test Tube Portal
4x4 Hybrid Nest(s) with outworld(s)
8x8 Hybrid Nest(s) with outworld(s)

I put one of my Tetramorium colonies in the new 8x8 Formica nest and they are doing fine, even though the chambers are a little large for them. I had added sand as a substrate in the nest and they customized it to their liking. In the beginning, they did use some of the chambers as a trash pile, but over time, they moved the trash outside into the outworld and are now inhabiting the entire nest space.
Do we have an eta on when the Old ones will be discontinued? Meaning, will they be discontinued right when the 8x8's come out or will they be on there for a little while in conjunction with the 8x8 and then be discontinued at a later date.

Also, the new generic 4x4. Will they be based off the Hybrid Version 2s or completely new? Do we know which nest it will look like? (Tetra, lasius, solenopsis etc)
The release of the 7 Hybrid Nest designs will be staggered. The first one will be Formica. We expect to have these available in September sometime. At that point, the old version 2 Formica Hybrids will no longer be available. We are hoping to have Lasius, Camponotus and Tetramorium designs ready around the 1st of December. At that point, those v2 versions will no longer be available.
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Re: When is the new hybrid nest coming out?

Post: # 31512Post Will230145
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:53 pm

Any update on the Formica nest release?
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Re: When is the new hybrid nest coming out?

Post: # 31533Post ooper01
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:13 am

Will230145 wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:53 pm
Any update on the Formica nest release?
The first batch was completed late last week! We need to photograph them and get them up on the web store. Shouldn't be too much longer now :)
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Re: When is the new hybrid nest coming out?

Post: # 31555Post AntsOntario
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:56 pm

ooper01 wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:13 am
Will230145 wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:53 pm
Any update on the Formica nest release?
The first batch was completed late last week! We need to photograph them and get them up on the web store. Shouldn't be too much longer now :)
How many were made? I feel like these'll sell out in a day!
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