My first Nest

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Dragsteur
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My first Nest

Post: # 34185Post Dragsteur
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:44 pm

Hello,

The moment as come to start the sketching of my first nest. Please do not use those sketch without asking.

So iv been thinking about an ''table like'' nest. with 2 zone where the ants dans digs on soil/sand to build a nice nest ant an open hunting space at the top.

Im not sure of the thickness of the digging zone. If thought of 1/8 of an inch.

What do you think?

The fist image of the sketching will arrive soon.

Thank you in advance.

Dragsteur
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Re: My first Nest

Post: # 34186Post Dragsteur
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:49 pm

Here is the first sketch

Each of the 2 tunnel zone are 24'' X 24'' X 1/8'' and the hunting space at the top is 24'' X 24'' and the wall surrounding it are 6'' tall

I left 1/8'' for the ants to dig the tunnel and let me see them at the same time.

Let me know what you think.

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Re: My first Nest

Post: # 34191Post antnest8
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:57 pm

on my computer it shows a circle with a dash in it in place of the pic. not sure if it is you or me. :?
almost one year of ant keeping :D

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a restarting camponotus queen
one crematogaster queen
lasius umbratus queens (to lazy to count them all) :lol:

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Re: My first Nest

Post: # 34202Post MadVampy
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:02 pm

Dragsteur wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:49 pm
Here is the first sketch

Each of the 2 tunnel zone are 24'' X 24'' X 1/8'' and the hunting space at the top is 24'' X 24'' and the wall surrounding it are 6'' tall

I left 1/8'' for the ants to dig the tunnel and let me see them at the same time.

Let me know what you think.

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Looking at the IMG link you used I can tell that it's not correct, it's way too long. This is why it shows a broken picture link and if you click on it the image is shown also as a "Broken" incorrect image link.
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Dragsteur
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Re: My first Nest

Post: # 34204Post Dragsteur
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:15 pm

And now?

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Re: My first Nest

Post: # 34205Post idahoantgirl
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:33 pm

AntsCanada made this a while back
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

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Re: My first Nest

Post: # 34206Post MadVampy
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:34 pm

Yep showed up now! Great job! I figured it was just a IMG address issue and it looks like you resolved it!
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Name is also Mike but please don't confuse me with Mikey Bustos, two different people. :lol:
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Dragsteur
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Re: My first Nest

Post: # 34211Post Dragsteur
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:34 am

I thing adding either à base or X braces for lateral support. Should i fill it with sand, dirt or a mixture of both?

Do you have a good place to get acrylique cheap? here in Québec its like 90$ for a single sheet xD or any other material cheaper?

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