Outworld grout question

Show us your formicariums and ant setup, ask formicarium-related questions, or share your experiences with building an ant home. Here you will also find formicarium requirements for specific ant species.

Moderator: ooper01

Geffbro
Posts: 24
Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:20 pm
Location: Vancouver

Outworld grout question

Post: # 9827Post Geffbro
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:07 pm

Based on other posts on the forums it seems you don't want to use premixed grout, but I'm wondering which is better between sanded and unsanded for the floor of an outworld. I watched the outworld tutorial but the bag of grout wasn't in frame enough to see which kind it was :(

AntsRule
Posts: 811
Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:02 pm
Location: Chester County Pennslyvania

Re: Outworld grout question

Post: # 9831Post AntsRule
Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:00 am

I do not believe it matters since it is not used for digging/water absorption. I believe sanded is cheaper so I will be using that. :D
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

Keeper of:
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

Solenopsisace
Posts: 269
Joined: Tue May 03, 2016 9:21 pm
Location: Tampa,florida

Re: Outworld grout question

Post: # 9835Post Solenopsisace
Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:17 am

AntsRule wrote:I do not believe it matters since it is not used for digging/water absorption. I believe sanded is cheaper so I will be using that. :D
Antsrule is right.it doesn't matter what type just go cheapest.
If my solenopsis stings you with her gaster,it means she likes u :D

Geffbro
Posts: 24
Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:20 pm
Location: Vancouver

Re: Outworld grout question

Post: # 9848Post Geffbro
Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:15 am

Aknowledged and thanks! i will go for this 'polymer modified non sanded', im not sure what that polymer part implies but its not pre-mixed so i hope its ok


https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.381- ... 00071.html

AntsRule
Posts: 811
Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:02 pm
Location: Chester County Pennslyvania

Re: Outworld grout question

Post: # 9850Post AntsRule
Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:24 am

Solenopsisace wrote:
AntsRule wrote:I do not believe it matters since it is not used for digging/water absorption. I believe sanded is cheaper so I will be using that. :D
Antsrule is right.it doesn't matter what type just go cheapest.
Isn't that toxic to the ants?
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

Keeper of:
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

Solenopsisace
Posts: 269
Joined: Tue May 03, 2016 9:21 pm
Location: Tampa,florida

Re: Outworld grout question

Post: # 9857Post Solenopsisace
Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:40 am

No the polymer means polymer blend is just the cement with the bonding agent. No the crystalline silica is harmful to humans( if we breathe it in) not to Ants.
If my solenopsis stings you with her gaster,it means she likes u :D

AntsRule
Posts: 811
Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:02 pm
Location: Chester County Pennslyvania

Re: Outworld grout question

Post: # 9858Post AntsRule
Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:42 am

Solenopsisace wrote:No the polymer means polymer blend is just the cement with the bonding agent. No the crystalline silica is harmful to humans( if we breathe it in) not to Ants.
Ahh thanks!
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

Keeper of:
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

User avatar
larynx
Moderator
Posts: 944
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:36 am
Location: Georgia USA

Re: Outworld grout question

Post: # 9954Post larynx
Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:21 pm

Geffbro wrote:Aknowledged and thanks! i will go for this 'polymer modified non sanded', im not sure what that polymer part implies but its not pre-mixed so i hope its ok


https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.381- ... 00071.html
Thats the same i use. it will work just fine.
Image
Forum Moderator
AntsCanada GAN Farmer
Image

Geffbro
Posts: 24
Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:20 pm
Location: Vancouver

Re: Outworld grout question

Post: # 10267Post Geffbro
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:39 pm

Another question, i have two kinds of caulking here, waterproof 100% silicone, and 'kwik seal kitchen & bath adhesive caulk'.

Is at least one of these safe to use for attaching tubes and whatnot to the outworld and maybe glueing down the observation glass top of the hybrid nest?

EffinBatman
Posts: 33
Joined: Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:57 am
Location: Pensacola, Florida

Re: Outworld grout question

Post: # 10276Post EffinBatman
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:30 am

I use an aquarium safe silicone. Bought at my local hardware store.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest