!! Crack Appeared in Formicarium !!

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!! Crack Appeared in Formicarium !!

Post: # 4058Post katdaily710
Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:52 pm

Ahh
And I loved this nest to bits;

I woke up this morning, all was well with the world, I went to check on my ants and BAM suddenly there was a rather thick crack in a part of the formicarium my ants weren't even occupying.

http://sta.sh/2amz6faakfx?edit=1
[these are the best pictures I could get; it's on the bottom, I couldn't get a good angle on it]

Now there were already a couple small ones in the outworld when I got it but that wasn't a huge deal, at the time.
This though, this is mildly concerning. I don't know what could have caused it, since the hydration medium is on the other side. So I can't even blame water.

I'm a bit worried tbh.
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Re: !! Crack Appeared in Formicarium !!

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Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:18 am

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Re: !! Crack Appeared in Formicarium !!

Post: # 4125Post idahoantgirl
Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:31 pm

katdaily710 wrote:Ahh
And I loved this nest to bits;

I woke up this morning, all was well with the world, I went to check on my ants and BAM suddenly there was a rather thick crack in a part of the formicarium my ants weren't even occupying.

http://sta.sh/2amz6faakfx?edit=1
[these are the best pictures I could get; it's on the bottom, I couldn't get a good angle on it]

Now there were already a couple small ones in the outworld when I got it but that wasn't a huge deal, at the time.
This though, this is mildly concerning. I don't know what could have caused it, since the hydration medium is on the other side. So I can't even blame water.

I'm a bit worried tbh.
maybe try covering them with silicone (aquarium safe) or hot glue.
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Re: !! Crack Appeared in Formicarium !!

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Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:48 pm

see if they will replace it. :)
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Re: !! Crack Appeared in Formicarium !!

Post: # 4167Post ooper01
Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:58 pm

Hi katdaily710,
This is definitely something to be concerned about. Not sure why it would be cracking like that. Let me talk to Mikey about it and one of us will get back to you.

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Re: !! Crack Appeared in Formicarium !!

Post: # 4186Post antscanada
Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:35 am

Hi Katdaily,

I am sorry this has happened. To be honest, I am not sure what could be causing this? The only thing I could think of is that non-visible cracks could have occurred during the transport and finally became visible with temperature change as the plastic expands and contracts. Could it be rapid changes in temperature?

Whatever the case, please email me antscanadaantsstore@gmail.com and we can send you a replacement.

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