Formicarium Suggestions?

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Aquaexploder
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Formicarium Suggestions?

Post: # 23490Post Aquaexploder
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:29 pm

So I am looking for a decent size formicarium for my Prenolepis imparis or Camponotus nearcticus colony and I am just wondering if anyone has any good recommendations. My only requirements is that it will ship to USA and it is a good price. If not what do you think about these: https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=AS_20170623192728&SearchText=ant+farm
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Camponotus nearcticus (x1)

Prenolepis imparis (x3)

Myrmica (Unknown) (x1)

Tetramorium (x2)

JackPayne
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Re: Formicarium Suggestions?

Post: # 23498Post JackPayne
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:15 am

Making one is always a possibility.
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Mortamir
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Re: Formicarium Suggestions?

Post: # 23929Post Mortamir
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:05 am

Don't get any of gel one's. Eventually you will have a mold epidemic.
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Serafine
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Re: Formicarium Suggestions?

Post: # 23930Post Serafine
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:28 am

Check out 117 colonies and Tarheel ants.

If you wanna go cheap you can always use plastic containers, apply a barrier, drill a hole for tubing into them and add a bottom layer of grout or any other hardening terrarium substrate.
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AntsUniversal
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Re: Formicarium Suggestions?

Post: # 23933Post AntsUniversal
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:44 am

Found This, It's A Great Tutorial On How To Make A Formicarium For Really Cheap
You Can Even Add Tubing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slse_qq2SXU

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Re: Formicarium Suggestions?

Post: # 23941Post AceCadet
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:21 pm

Building your own Formicarium is easy and super fun. I made my own last night using a Tupperware, plaster, and hand carving tools. You get to be creative and it's super inexpensive(I only paid 1$ for two Tupperware bowls and already had plaster on hand). Plus you can get innovative using different shaped containers or different tunnel patterns. Just a suggestion.
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Serafine
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Re: Formicarium Suggestions?

Post: # 23946Post Serafine
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:51 pm

Cheap multi test tube nest:
https://youtu.be/8edRYbn65Oo
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