United States alternative to AAC/Ytong?

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AJWhit22
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United States alternative to AAC/Ytong?

Post: # 46969Post AJWhit22
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:46 pm

I'm in the southeast of the United States and am looking to make some homemade formicariums for my camponotus and pharaoh ants. I would love to be able to make them out of Ytong/AAC but I can't find anywhere where I can purchase some. Does anyone know where to get some/ a good alternative for it? Thanks!

AntsOfOntario
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Re: United States alternative to AAC/Ytong?

Post: # 46981Post AntsOfOntario
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:28 pm

I think a lot of people use this block called "Firebrick". Although, I don't know where you'd get it.

TheRealAntMan
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Re: United States alternative to AAC/Ytong?

Post: # 46983Post TheRealAntMan
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:31 pm

You can get some at Menards, Lowe, and The Home Depot.
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TheRealAntMan
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Re: United States alternative to AAC/Ytong?

Post: # 46986Post TheRealAntMan
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:33 pm

Under the name of Firebrick I might add.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

AJWhit22
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Re: United States alternative to AAC/Ytong?

Post: # 47007Post AJWhit22
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:47 am

And Firebrick is the same kind of substance where it is soft enough to easily be carved with a screwdriver, etc?

TheRealAntMan
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Re: United States alternative to AAC/Ytong?

Post: # 47014Post TheRealAntMan
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:51 am

Yes it can be carved with a screw driver.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

AntsDakota
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Re: United States alternative to AAC/Ytong?

Post: # 47037Post AntsDakota
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:23 pm

Cool. I might try it.
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