Buy Formicarium Now or Wait?

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colo3000
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Buy Formicarium Now or Wait?

Post: # 15177Post colo3000
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:41 pm

Hey guys! This coming spring/summer I want to start antkeeping. I want to purchase an AntsCanada formicarium. I was wondering if I should purchase my formicarium now, or if I should wait until the Spring. Are there plans for new or upgraded products in mind for the next couple of months that I should wait for?
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Re: Buy Formicarium Now or Wait?

Post: # 15187Post BleedingRaindrops
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:59 am

It depends on what you intend to buy. The omni nest, for its namesake, is capable of housing all types of ants, and while it doesn't appear in the natural shape of most ants' nests, most species will take to it just fine, so you shouldn't have to worry about any potential colonies you raise rejecting it.

On the other hand, if you want to purchase a hybrid nest, it would be best to wait until after you have captured a queen and she has hatched a few workers. Different hybrid nests are better suited for different species, and it may make the wrong species very uncomfortable.

Personally, I would wait regardless, until you capture a few queens, but that's up to you.
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Nylanderia sp.
Camponotus sp.
Paratrechina Longicornis
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Re: Buy Formicarium Now or Wait?

Post: # 15211Post Barfdog
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:46 pm

I've only just recently got into antkeeping and I decided to get a Tetramorium Hybrid nest. Nothing else. Will acquire the rest later on because they are going to be in the test tubes setups for some time.
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Veromessor Pergandei (2 colony's)
Brachymrmex Patagonicus (Many)
Camponotus Laevigatus (2)

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colo3000
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Re: Buy Formicarium Now or Wait?

Post: # 15222Post colo3000
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:06 am

Thank you for the responses. I am almost certain I will be raising a tetramorium colony, considering they are very common where I live and I hear they are a good beginner species. I was wondering if the AntsCanada team was working on any new or upgraded formicaria that I should wait for.
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