Pictures of Omni Nest with outworld mounted on formicarium?

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Pictures of Omni Nest with outworld mounted on formicarium?

Post: # 22209Post KHandcock
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:33 am

Hi everyone,

Does anyone have a picture of an Omni Nest setup with the outworld mounted on the formicarium as it says you can do in the assembly instructions? I'm leaning towards an Omni Nest for our first colony - my son and I both think it would be great to be able to watch the activity inside the next easily - but I can't quite picture what it looks like. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Pictures of Omni Nest with outworld mounted on formicarium?

Post: # 22215Post ooper01
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:00 am

There is one on the AntsCanada site that shows it pretty well.

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Re: Pictures of Omni Nest with outworld mounted on formicarium?

Post: # 22221Post KHandcock
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:43 am

Oh, thanks! I see how it fits together now :-)

Follow-up question: can you use the solidifying ground mix from the biome kits in the Omni Nest outworld? (And let me know if it's better to make this a separate thread.)

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Re: Pictures of Omni Nest with outworld mounted on formicarium?

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Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:52 pm

KHandcock wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:43 am
Oh, thanks! I see how it fits together now :-)

Follow-up question: can you use the solidifying ground mix from the biome kits in the Omni Nest outworld? (And let me know if it's better to make this a separate thread.)
Yes you could use the solidifying ground mix from our biome kits in the Omni Nest outworld. Just be sure not to cover the entrance into the outworld, which is on the bottom ;) The amount of "stuff" included in the biome kits is designed to fill the larger outworld, so you will have lots of extra.
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Re: Pictures of Omni Nest with outworld mounted on formicarium?

Post: # 22264Post KHandcock
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:17 am

Great, thanks! I'm very excited by the idea of this. I always wanted an ant farm as a kid but got disappointed when I found out you only got workers. It never occurred to me to try catching a queen! So when my son stumbled across AntsCanada I felt like a little kid again :-)

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Re: Pictures of Omni Nest with outworld mounted on formicarium?

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Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:56 am

KHandcock wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:17 am
Great, thanks! I'm very excited by the idea of this. I always wanted an ant farm as a kid but got disappointed when I found out you only got workers. It never occurred to me to try catching a queen! So when my son stumbled across AntsCanada I felt like a little kid again :-)
Haha, yes many of us feel like kids again due to Mikey's great work at AntsCanada!! ;)
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Re: Pictures of Omni Nest with outworld mounted on formicarium?

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Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:58 pm

KHandcock wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:17 am
Great, thanks! I'm very excited by the idea of this. I always wanted an ant farm as a kid but got disappointed when I found out you only got workers. It never occurred to me to try catching a queen! So when my son stumbled across AntsCanada I felt like a little kid again :-)
This is the exact same thing that happened to me. As a kid I was always fascinated with insects and especially this colony of fire ants that lived in our front yard, but I could never understand why they kept dying when I would try to start an ant farm with them and like you said, it never once occurred to me either to get a queen. Last year around the end of August I stumbled upon Mikey's channel by accident and it sparked my childhood dream all over again. I want to give a shout out to Mikey for his great work and his enthusiasm. He has made many of us go back to our childhood roots :-) Without his videos I probably never would have become an ant keeper. They truly are such fascinating creatures and they are extremely family oriented as well if you think about it.
Keeping:
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Crematogaster ashmeadi
Crematogaster missouriensis
Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x2
Lasius sp x2
Pheidole sp. x3
Tetramorium immigrans x2
Unknown sp.

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