Idea: mountable ant nest

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Idea: mountable ant nest

Post: # 7068Post Drpooisawesome
Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:27 am

How great would it be to look at a wall and see a ant nest on the wall? Well that's my idea a mountable over world you could have a shelf to place it on or just mounted to the wall. Do you guys think this would work or do you have any feedback?

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Post: # 7075Post martinnate
Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:44 am

If u watched all of the AntsCanada youtube vidieos you will see that Mikey B had some that where hung like picture frames. I am planing on making a 36x24in picture frame nest for when I get my Harvester ant queen this fall. Already bought the material to make it. Just need a saw to cut the bords and need something to fill it with, I'm not sure what to use for digging media. I know a lot of these forums say that its a bad Idea but thats b\c the tunnles may collapse when moved or bumped. But I dont plan on moving it or bumping it. I think Im going to buy some of those small shelves that u can hang on the was to hold the out world. I will for sure post a pic on here once I build it. Wont be untill next summer though.

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Re: Idea: mountable ant nest

Post: # 7077Post ooper01
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:01 am

Drpooisawesome wrote:How great would it be to look at a wall and see a ant nest on the wall? Well that's my idea a mountable over world you could have a shelf to place it on or just mounted to the wall. Do you guys think this would work or do you have any feedback?
It seems like I have seen one or two pics from people who have tried this. I can't remember where I saw them though, sorry. Sounds like a great idea though! ;)
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Post: # 7078Post Solenopsisace
Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:24 pm

Im makeing 1 also.ill take pics of it when i get off work
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Re: Idea: mountable ant nest

Post: # 7079Post larynx
Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:03 pm

made a few of these last year.Image
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Post: # 7087Post AntsRule
Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:46 pm

I am planning on doing this and having parts of the formicarium at every corner of the room. Connected by tubing :D
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Post: # 7112Post larynx
Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:56 pm

AntsRule wrote:I am planning on doing this and having parts of the formicarium at every corner of the room. Connected by tubing :D
yeah, i think mikey has one of his colonies like that. pretty neat.
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Re: Idea: mountable ant nest

Post: # 7128Post nightxwolf88
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:43 pm

larynx wrote:made a few of these last year.Image
What is the small tunnel that runs from the top right corner across the top and down the left side?

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Re: Idea: mountable ant nest

Post: # 7129Post larynx
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:51 pm

nightxwolf88 wrote:
larynx wrote:made a few of these last year.Image
What is the small tunnel that runs from the top right corner across the top and down the left side?
it is a hydration tunnel/tower.
there is a small short tube connected at the top of the tunnel, to insert water via a syringe. it runs across the top and down the left as you see. this is a water tunnel/tower/channel. (i usually fill the channel with cotton to help it hold water longer)
it is designed to let me water the nest with out them actually being able to get to the water, or get out via the water tunnel. the goal is to hydrate the nest without making a swimming pool. :D
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Re: Idea: mountable ant nest

Post: # 7132Post nightxwolf88
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:02 pm

larynx wrote:
nightxwolf88 wrote:
larynx wrote:made a few of these last year.Image
What is the small tunnel that runs from the top right corner across the top and down the left side?
it is a hydration tunnel/tower.
there is a small short tube connected at the top of the tunnel, to insert water via a syringe. it runs across the top and down the left as you see. this is a water tunnel/tower/channel. (i usually fill the channel with cotton to help it hold water longer)
it is designed to let me water the nest with out them actually being able to get to the water, or get out via the water tunnel. the goal is to hydrate the nest without making a swimming pool. :D
Oh how neat! A smart way to hydrate the next thank you :)

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