My new Ytong formicarium + outword

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Fulkol
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My new Ytong formicarium + outword

Post: # 16717Post Fulkol
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:10 pm

Nearly finished with my new set of an Ytong nest + an acrylic outworld, just need to seal the nest a bit more and add the slippery cover to the top of the otworld.
I plan to house a colony of Lasius Niger in it.

This is the Ytong nest itself, an acrylic cover is screwed to it + it has hot glue gasket on the sides, there are 3 entrances, one which is being used for the tube and the rest are cottoned ventilation holes/spots for future expansions. The water chamber is an upside down pine tree shaped hole, water should spread from there.

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This is how the two setups connect.

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The otworld itself, it is made of 25x25 cm acrylic plates, the edges are hotglued together, the ground itself made of a layer of grout/gypsum and a layer of dry, waterpool filter sand on the top of it. A few rocks, a piece of coal and a a little bonsai are the decorations, the bonsai is in a hole in the gypsum, I've poured the gypsum around the plant's original pot and it has it's own ball of soil that it lives in. I think it's unlikely for the ants to build a nest in there because it's not deep or big enough I guess and the plant doesn't need to be watered too frequently.

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This is how I plan it will look and where it will be, the nest will be covered most of the times with some kind of cardboard I guess and the outword should recieve enough light but not too directly.

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Re: My new Ytong formicarium + outword

Post: # 16729Post Mowteam
Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:10 pm

This looks like a very nice set up 8-) 8-) :D

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Re: My new Ytong formicarium + outword

Post: # 16740Post shaky33
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:52 am

Could you make some guide or something to make this for the craft noobs out there.
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Fulkol
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Re: My new Ytong formicarium + outword

Post: # 16741Post Fulkol
Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:58 am

Mowteam wrote:This looks like a very nice set up 8-) 8-) :D
Thanks :)
shaky33 wrote:Could you make some guide or something to make this for the craft noobs out there.

I will be making more one ytong nest probably this week, I could make photos and a topic about the progress if you wish. Not planning on making more 1 outword tho, but as I've said it's just 6 piece of 25x25 acrylic glass glued together with a maintenance shaft on the top one and one drilled hole for the connection tube. I did the ground as shown in one of the AntsCanada videos and basically that's it.

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Re: My new Ytong formicarium + outword

Post: # 16960Post AntsSA
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:46 pm

I like it :lol: :lol:
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Re: My new Ytong formicarium + outword

Post: # 16970Post larynx
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:01 pm

Where did you acquire your ytong from if i may ask? :geek:
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Re: My new Ytong formicarium + outword

Post: # 16971Post Fulkol
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:44 pm

AntsSA wrote:
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:46 pm
I like it :lol: :lol:
Thanks :)
larynx wrote:
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:01 pm
Where did you acquire your ytong from if i may ask? :geek:
It's a very common building material here in Hungary, I've bought a piece twice longer (cut it in haf=this + the one I'll be making) for as much as 1.5$

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