Omni Nest or Hybrid Nest

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Omni or Hybrid

Omni Nest
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Hybrid Nest
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SamuelMamuel
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Omni Nest or Hybrid Nest

Post: # 16191Post SamuelMamuel
Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:29 pm

I am a wannabe ant keeper and I'm not sure which nest (Omni or Hyrbid) is best. With price, difficulty, and general positive aspects, which one would be better for a beginner ant keeper? This will be my first colony.
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Re: Omni Nest or Hybrid Nest

Post: # 16193Post Martialis
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:10 pm

Both can work equally well in different scenarios.. You haven't told us what species you plan to keep, so we cannot make an accurate assessment.
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Re: Omni Nest or Hybrid Nest

Post: # 16194Post SamuelMamuel
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:11 pm

I am hoping to get a formic or tetramorium as they are somewhat common around my area.
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Re: Omni Nest or Hybrid Nest

Post: # 16195Post Martialis
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:18 pm

I assume you mean Formica. :) They both have benifits, such as the lower cost of the Omni nest when compared to the Hybrid nest. On the other hand, AntsCanada has hybrid nests tailored to both those species. All in all, it really depends on your preference (a formicarium modeled for a specific genus vs. the entire Formicadae family) and your price range.
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Re: Omni Nest or Hybrid Nest

Post: # 16196Post SamuelMamuel
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:21 pm

Which one do you prefer and do ants like one over the other? Also, looking at the starter kits, which one is a better deal or should get a starter kit at all?
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Re: Omni Nest or Hybrid Nest

Post: # 16197Post Martialis
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:23 pm

SamuelMamuel wrote:Which one do you prefer and do ants like one over the other? Also, looking at the starter kits, which one is a better deal or should get a starter kit at all?
I honestly haven't used either. But the starter kits can save some money versus buying those things individually. That said, both do come with out worlds.
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Re: Omni Nest or Hybrid Nest

Post: # 16198Post SamuelMamuel
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:26 pm

I am somewhat leaning towards the omni, but the hybrid does look gorgeous with its outworld and looks easier to make into a good outworld
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Re: Omni Nest or Hybrid Nest

Post: # 16199Post Martialis
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:32 pm

Both work just as well and as the other.
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Re: Omni Nest or Hybrid Nest

Post: # 16200Post SamuelMamuel
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:39 pm

Does one get dirtier than the other?
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Re: Omni Nest or Hybrid Nest

Post: # 16201Post KingKyle26
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:59 pm

Omni nest is clear so it may appear to get dirtier
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