Would this work as a founding chamber?

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jwatson16202
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Would this work as a founding chamber?

Post: # 19883Post jwatson16202
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:54 pm

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Been tinkering around in CAD, and made this based off of Caswal's Modular Ant Formicarium
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:476168

Would this work as a test tube replacement? Would like some opinions before I waste my time printing any :)
The holes in the side to the hydration chambers are 1mm x 1mm. The connection hole is somewhere in the region of 9mm wide so should fit all but the fattest of queen ants ;)
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2 x Lasius niger colonies (1 founding)
1 x Myrmica rubra colony
1 x Lasius flavus (fouding)

Fulkol
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Re: Would this work as a founding chamber?

Post: # 19909Post Fulkol
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:49 am

looks good to me tho I wouldn't make a "founding chamber" as a test tube setup is often the most perfect living area for them until 10-20 workers, when you could instead 3d print a formicarium for them from the material you'd use here
Look up my posts for my 3d formicarium and if you like it I can give you the file

jwatson16202
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Re: Would this work as a founding chamber?

Post: # 19910Post jwatson16202
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:27 am

To be fair, this only uses about 7g of PLA :P and about another 1g for the lid
So in terms of materials its only about £0.15 :)

Side note, I have formicarium designs already that work with this sort of interlocking connections.
Keeper of:
2 x Lasius niger colonies (1 founding)
1 x Myrmica rubra colony
1 x Lasius flavus (fouding)

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