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by ooper01
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Feedback request for homemade vertical ant frame
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Feedback request for homemade vertical ant frame

LasiusSapien wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:45 am
i don't think tempered glass will add anything but cost really i mean its good at resisting scratches and has really high compression value for glass but if you drop it it will still shatter just like the equivalent piece of soda glass
Good to know, thanks!
by ooper01
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Feedback request for homemade vertical ant frame
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Feedback request for homemade vertical ant frame

Funny you should mention this idea. Just last week we started discussing the possibility of a glass, upright formicarium (ala Uncle Milton style, but much more classy). A couple of issues so far: 1. We want it fully enclosed except the top. So all surfaces would be glass. This creates a drainage pro...
by ooper01
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: New AntsCanada Ant Products & Product Suggestions
Topic: AC Outworld Portals?
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Re: AC Outworld Portals?

The AC Outworld instruction manual, a PDF document that you can access from the AntsCanada.com web site, outworld page, shows what it comes with. I see on the All You Need Hybrid Nest pages it says Outworld Plus 2 AC Outworld Portals. I believe it should say 2 AC Plugs or just nothing at all. The Ou...
by ooper01
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: Hybrid Nest Mini 2.0 for Brachymyrmex patagonicus?
Replies: 1
Views: 688

Re: Hybrid Nest Mini 2.0 for Brachymyrmex patagonicus?

The Hybrid Nest series has 0.25mm hydration holes. I know of one customer who discovered that there was one of the hundreds of holes that was slightly larger, perhaps a manufacturing defect. He had some small ants and they escaped through that one hole. There are also two larger holes under the glas...
by ooper01
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: New Antkeeper
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: New Antkeeper

Welcome to the forums! Like the ants, we tend to slow down a bit here as winter approaches :). Tip #1: You gotta be patient. New colonies take a long time to develop.
by ooper01
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: Hybrid nest 2.0 heating cable
Replies: 17
Views: 1989

Re: Hybrid nest 2.0 heating cable

Whatever you have been doing looks great! The colony is developing nicely. I think the key with heat is to make sure there is a heat gradient in the nesting space. This gives the ants the ability to place brood in the ideal temperature. Maybe you could run the cable over or under the test tube porta...
by ooper01
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: I’m the suburban area north of Salt Lake City I found an ant in July that I can’t identify
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: I’m the suburban area north of Salt Lake City I found an ant in July that I can’t identify

Looks like Tetramorium to me but Tetramorium usually fly in the Spring, not the Fall. Lasius usually fly in Fall.
by ooper01
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Website Support, Payment, Shipping & Handling
Topic: How long to ship?
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: How long to ship?

We have a part-time staff that does the packaging and shipping of all AntsCanada orders. We don't get enough daily orders to "mobilize the troops" every day for packaging and shipping, so we package and ship once a week, usually Wednesday/Thursday. Once the order is packaged and shipped, it would mo...
by ooper01
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: Looking for more established colony - Utah
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: Looking for more established colony - Utah

I'm a GAN farmer on the GAN project. I have a few Camponotus and a few Formica with brood along with a bunch of new Tetramorium and Pogonomyrmex queens. I live in Salt Lake valley (Bluffdale).
by ooper01
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: Looking for more established colony - Utah
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: Looking for more established colony - Utah

I have several starter colonies and two 5 year old colonies (1 Tetramorium and 1 Pogonomyrmex).