Field and Forest Biome in Omni Nest outworld

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jwatson16202
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Field and Forest Biome in Omni Nest outworld

Post: # 18481Post jwatson16202
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:30 pm

Hi all!

Back from my holiday and been able to pick up my new Onmi Nest! (Not that I need it yet, the Queen I plan on putting in there doesn't even have workers at the moment).
Decided I was going to experiment and use a field and forest biome kit for the outworld, what do you think?

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With the outworld attached directly to the Omni nest, I've pushed a small piece of small tubing through the entrance.

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I have also pushed a short piece of small tubing through the entrance hole of the outworld

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Using a drinking straw I've cut small pieces to sit over the heads of the screws. This is so I can still gain access to the screws at a later date.

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Using about 1/4 of the ground mix of the field and forest biome kit I've carefully added this around the tubing and straws.

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Add a little decoration.

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This tunnel/tube entrance can be extended with large tubing and attached to other nests/outworlds/test tubes etc.


The ground mix is not dry yet but once I've set I will cut away the excess tubing and straws leaving it flush with the surface. The straws I will block up with cotton and cover over with sand, I'll only need to get at these if I have to dismantle the outworld/nest for some reason.

-Jay
Keeper of:
2 x Lasius niger colonies (1 founding)
1 x Myrmica rubra colony
1 x Lasius flavus (fouding)

Martialis
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Re: Field and Forest Biome in Omni Nest outworld

Post: # 18487Post Martialis
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:46 pm

This looks great!
Keeper of

Aphaenogaster cf. rudis

Tetramorium caespitum

Crematogaster sp.

Tapinoma sessile

jwatson16202
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Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:56 pm
Location: Braintree

Re: Field and Forest Biome in Omni Nest outworld

Post: # 18490Post jwatson16202
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:51 pm

Thanks! :D
Keeper of:
2 x Lasius niger colonies (1 founding)
1 x Myrmica rubra colony
1 x Lasius flavus (fouding)

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Cale3459
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Re: Field and Forest Biome in Omni Nest outworld

Post: # 18491Post Cale3459
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:07 pm

Looking good!
Keeper of:
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
(http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=2686)

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