Please make a founding chamber for large semi claustral queens

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Please make a founding chamber for large semi claustral queens

Post: # 34969Post AntsCalifornia
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:16 pm

Hello
I just found a pogonomyrmex californicus queen. Most people who keep this genus say that they do not do well in test tubes... Most would recommend a "Mini Hearth" for "pogos" because they provide the queen with a small forging area...

I really don't like how the the glass in held on by magnets though....

Please, Is there any way you can make a better founding chamber for pogo queens????
- one with open forging area
- escape proof( no walls held together by magnets)
- easy to hydrate

This would be awesome if it existed!!! I would buy tons of them ;)

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Re: Please make a founding chamber for large semi claustral queens

Post: # 35044Post ooper01
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:29 am

AntsCalifornia wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:16 pm
Hello
I just found a pogonomyrmex californicus queen. Most people who keep this genus say that they do not do well in test tubes... Most would recommend a "Mini Hearth" for "pogos" because they provide the queen with a small forging area...

I really don't like how the the glass in held on by magnets though....

Please, Is there any way you can make a better founding chamber for pogo queens????
- one with open forging area
- escape proof( no walls held together by magnets)
- easy to hydrate

This would be awesome if it existed!!! I would buy tons of them ;)
We are in the process of making a new product that will fill this need. Super excited about it! Hoping to have it available toward the end of the year.
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Re: Please make a founding chamber for large semi claustral queens

Post: # 35083Post antnest8
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:15 pm

wait your making a starting formicarium!!?
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2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 Myrmica queen
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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Re: Please make a founding chamber for large semi claustral queens

Post: # 35086Post ooper01
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:46 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:15 pm
wait your making a starting formicarium!!?
We are making a new formicarium with small, medium and large sizes. The size small will be perfect for a founding formicarium and the young colony as it begins to grow.
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Re: Please make a founding chamber for large semi claustral queens

Post: # 35088Post antnest8
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:59 pm

awesome
keeper of
2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 Myrmica queen
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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