Omni Nest mesh

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Omni Nest mesh

Post: # 17832Post noobkeeper
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:04 pm

Hello everyone, I'm about to purchase an Omni Nest but I still have a doubt.
I'm planning on housing a very small species of ants, and I'm scared that the brood will fall trough the mesh and down into the hydration medium.
Does anyone know how thick the mesh is? The size in micron or mesh would be ideal.

Thank you in advance!

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Re: Omni Nest mesh

Post: # 17853Post ooper01
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:49 am

noobkeeper wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:04 pm
Hello everyone, I'm about to purchase an Omni Nest but I still have a doubt.
I'm planning on housing a very small species of ants, and I'm scared that the brood will fall trough the mesh and down into the hydration medium.
Does anyone know how thick the mesh is? The size in micron or mesh would be ideal.

Thank you in advance!
Do you mean a Hybrid Nest? Omni Nests don't have a mesh where ants could fall through into a hydration medium. The mesh used in the Hybrid Nest series is:

Hole Size (in): 0.011 x 0.011
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Re: Omni Nest mesh

Post: # 17862Post noobkeeper
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:06 pm

Yeah sorry, I meant the Hybrid nest. Sorry for posting it here.
Thank you very much for you answer.
I'm planning on housing some small Solenopsis Fugax and their eggs look really tiny, smaller than 0.011 inches. Am I safe to go or should I consider buying an Omni instead of a Hybrid nest?

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Re: Omni Nest mesh

Post: # 17869Post idahoantgirl
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:24 pm

I'm sure that no egg could pass through that mesh. The mesh is so extraordinarily small. (I have one) I think you'd be fine.
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It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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Re: Omni Nest mesh

Post: # 17878Post ooper01
Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:10 pm

noobkeeper wrote:
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:06 pm
Yeah sorry, I meant the Hybrid nest. Sorry for posting it here.
Thank you very much for you answer.
I'm planning on housing some small Solenopsis Fugax and their eggs look really tiny, smaller than 0.011 inches. Am I safe to go or should I consider buying an Omni instead of a Hybrid nest?
0.011 inches = 0.28 mm. Are the eggs smaller than 1/4 of a millimeter?
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Re: Omni Nest mesh

Post: # 17923Post noobkeeper
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:30 am

I think they are, but I'll get a better measurement once my microscope gets home. I'll check that this Saturday.

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Re: Omni Nest mesh

Post: # 18036Post noobkeeper
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:20 pm

So, they appear to measure about 200 microns, or 0,2 mm. The actual size may actually be smaller, but I want to be on the safe side.
I guess it's not safe to house my ants in the hybrid nest then...

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Re: Omni Nest mesh

Post: # 18038Post Cale3459
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:46 pm

This is a single grain of pink sand sitting on top of the mesh for my Camponotus nest. I would be highly surprised if you would have any issue with the mesh.
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