Outworld as a formicarium?

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PhatGaster
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Outworld as a formicarium?

Post: # 20372Post PhatGaster
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:35 pm

Can I house a colony in an outworld? I'm thinking of creating an outworld with grout and having a small formicarium sized thin section of area blocked off and then after the grout hardens fill that area with sand so that they can dig their own nest. That way I can view their nest against the glass and their outworld. Also plan to block off tubes in the sand for hydration, or maybe just have a test tube out or misting. Is it a good idea? Any unforseen dangers, benefits?
Beginner keeper of Prenolepis Imparis and Formica pallidefulva. Would appreciate all the help I can

martinnate
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Re: Outworld as a formicarium?

Post: # 20384Post martinnate
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:37 pm

I think that would look cool, if u try it please post so we can see. What Queen are u going to try it out with?

PhatGaster
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Re: Outworld as a formicarium?

Post: # 20390Post PhatGaster
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:24 pm

I'm gunnar try it with one of my personal F. pallidefulva queens. She doesn't have the numbers to move into a formicarium yet but I'm planning ahead. Mostly it's to save money on a formicarium and outworld. I think AntsCanada did it with one of the Solenopsis geminata satellite nests.
Beginner keeper of Prenolepis Imparis and Formica pallidefulva. Would appreciate all the help I can

JackPayne
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Re: Outworld as a formicarium?

Post: # 20392Post JackPayne
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:28 pm

PhatGaster wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:24 pm
I'm gunnar try it with one of my personal F. pallidefulva queens. She doesn't have the numbers to move into a formicarium yet but I'm planning ahead. Mostly it's to save money on a formicarium and outworld. I think AntsCanada did it with one of the Solenopsis geminata satellite nests.
Don't use grout, try and use soil.
Hi I'm Jack, How are you? TeamNativeAnts!

PhatGaster
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Re: Outworld as a formicarium?

Post: # 20394Post PhatGaster
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:31 pm

Well the grout is so they don't nest where I don't want them to nest and shouldn't mold or cause health problems. The soil or sand will be in the section I want them to nest, mainly up against the glass to view them.
Beginner keeper of Prenolepis Imparis and Formica pallidefulva. Would appreciate all the help I can

martinnate
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Re: Outworld as a formicarium?

Post: # 20415Post martinnate
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:15 pm

Yes I saw Mikeys vid but he made like a cave for them to nest in.

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