Planing a "Vivarium"

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Haenger
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Planing a "Vivarium"

Post: # 46277Post Haenger
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:35 am

Hello AC-Forum ^^

At First,
I want to join the Antkeeper's Hobby/ Livestile. ^^
In the past i have only experiet to be a Aquarium owner and then i have seen on the YouTube-Channel "AntsCanada" how fantastic, spectacular, great and demanding it can be to be an Antkeeper.

I Love it to crate Biotope's, Habitat's etcetera.
And here now to my questions about my Projekt i'm at planing.

1.
-what you can Tell me about, pros and and cons of acrylic/glass?

2.
-do you think it is posible to create a Vivarium Like i planed?

3.
-what for Ants shoult be the best for my Projekt? (i'm from Germany)
3.5.
--What for watercreatures should be the best in Combination with the Ants in my case? (they don't have to be native to Germany)

4
- what should i also keep in mind? :?:

(Please anser the questions with the topic Numbers)

Here some Pictures of my Vivarium plans (is this possible)

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I'm thankful for every Help :D
P.S. Sorry for my Bad Englisch :roll:

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Re: Planing a "Vivarium"

Post: # 46590Post AntsDakota
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:48 pm

Most of the ants found in Germany are spread all over Europe. Lasius niger, Formica fusca and Formica sericea, Camponotus ligniperdus and Camponotus herculeanus, and Tetramorium caespitum are all very common and great choices for any kind of natural setup.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

Haenger
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Re: Planing a "Vivarium"

Post: # 47656Post Haenger
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:44 pm

Thank you AntsDakota for These informations ^^

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Re: Planing a "Vivarium"

Post: # 47673Post antnest8
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:00 pm

I love the design and the look but just some questions
1. is the green thing the pipes are going into a water pump?

2. is that piece of glass or acrylic over the middle supposed to be a bridge?

3 how will the two aquariums be connected?

4 is the sand under the pipes supposed to have no water or is it a glitch

5 how are you going the keep the soil from getting wet.

Sorry for the barrage of questions it is just confusing on some places on the model, but to answer your other questions...

1 generally acrylic is stronger than glass but it usually us a little less clear and can get scratched which is a pain to look through. Glass is great for viewing through but just a little more breakable but if you have aquariums you should not have a problem. also it is so much more easier to drill a hole through acrylic than glass.

2 yes with some fixing up and trial and error (like all ant setups)

3 it's hard to say but i think that ants that don't drown as easily and ants that like humidity. i would recommend a Formica species maybe just because of their size witch might help with them staying a float and being able to break the waters tension to climb out.
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Re: Planing a "Vivarium"

Post: # 47739Post AntsDakota
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:09 pm

I just know a lot more about ant species than creating natural habitats like that. :geek:
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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Re: Planing a "Vivarium"

Post: # 48000Post Haenger
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:31 am

antnest8 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:00 pm
Sorry for the barrage of questions...
I'm really glad for every questions, if i do Not have right now a answer to them, they could get a unexpected Problem. :)

antnest8 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:00 pm
1. is the green thing the pipes are going into a water pump?
Yes, I wanted to plan a constant flow.

antnest8 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:00 pm
2. is that piece of glass or acrylic over the middle supposed to be a bridge?
Not for the ant's, No. The reason for that bridge is, If i try to create this Aquarium/Vivarium the Most Fragile Part should be the middle bottom Part. With this little Part it should take some stress from these areas.

antnest8 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:00 pm
3 how will the two aquariums be connected?
In the best Case, i wanted to separate the Life on top of the water and Connect only the water living creatures.

antnest8 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:00 pm
4 is the sand under the pipes supposed to have no water or is it a glitch
No, there is No water planned. (Im at the Moment unsure how to Manage it best way to have a nice flow.)

antnest8 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:00 pm
5 how are you going the keep the soil from getting wet.
I think the best way to handle that is to fill little separate Glass/ acrylic Container and place them inside.(i Hope it isn't floating) (In the Case it leaks they can taken simply Out of there)
If this isnt a Option, i'll be do this Like on AntsCanada's YouTube Channel with the "selva de Fuego"

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Re: Planing a "Vivarium"

Post: # 48020Post antnest8
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:38 am

it looks good then all i have to say when you make this put the middle sides up a little just in case so your fish don't jump out because some will do that, but you have experience with aquariums while i have little.
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