Let me see your setups.

Show us your formicariums and ant setup, ask formicarium-related questions, or share your experiences with building an ant home. Here you will also find formicarium requirements for specific ant species.

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StormDancer
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Let me see your setups.

Post: # 51191Post StormDancer
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:26 am

I think it would be wonderful thing to see the setups everyone has for their ants, including the AntsCanada products. Give us a picture, or pictures :D , and species you're housing and explain your setups.
Learn to dance in the rain, because after there are queens to find!

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Re: Let me see your setups.

Post: # 51749Post fighter512
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:14 am

:? anyone?
2 - Dorymyrmex bicolor (founding stage)

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Re: Let me see your setups.

Post: # 51874Post StormDancer
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:18 am

My setup for a Novomessor colony.

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M4M1K3
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Re: Let me see your setups.

Post: # 51887Post M4M1K3
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:37 pm

A simple AAC setup for my very first colony. Just waiting for the workers to arrive.

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Re: Let me see your setups.

Post: # 51900Post oOFutteOo
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:19 am

my set up is 3d printed at the moment it looks like this:
https://imgur.com/NvyR7FV
https://imgur.com/CcUEd9T

but next spring i will move one of my families to this mansion :D :
https://imgur.com/11Dmg4u
https://imgur.com/ewmP1T9

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Re: Let me see your setups.

Post: # 51959Post SillySil
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:56 am

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On the far right there's a Ytong nest they stayed in for a week but they moved back to the tube and don't hang out there very much anymore.

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Re: Let me see your setups.

Post: # 52027Post M4M1K3
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:16 am

SillySil wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:56 am
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On the far right there's a Ytong nest they stayed in for a week but they moved back to the tube and don't hang out there very much anymore.
Have you tried covering your ytong nest and shinning a light on the test tube? It may encourage them to move in...

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Re: Let me see your setups.

Post: # 52081Post SillySil
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:35 am

M4M1K3 wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:16 am
Have you tried covering your ytong nest and shinning a light on the test tube? It may encourage them to move in...
Yeah they moved to the nest and when I removed the light they moved back. I guess they feel the nest is too big for them for now. I'll let them decide on their own when they want to leave the tube.

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Re: Let me see your setups.

Post: # 52174Post JoeHostile1
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:21 am

SillySil wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:35 am
M4M1K3 wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:16 am
Have you tried covering your ytong nest and shinning a light on the test tube? It may encourage them to move in...
Yeah they moved to the nest and when I removed the light they moved back. I guess they feel the nest is too big for them for now. I'll let them decide on their own when they want to leave the tube.
That happening with my Camponotus colony. I gave them a nice home and they decided to move out and live in the tube connecting their nest and the outworld. I guess they feel safer in the tube for now.
I guess they feel safer in the tube for now.
Keeping:
Tetramorium immigrans * Lasius Neoniger * Lasius Claviger * Messor Aciculatus * Myrmica Rubra * Camponotus Novaeboracensis * Camponotus Turkastanus * Pheidole Pallidula

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Re: Let me see your setups.

Post: # 52213Post NYAnts11
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:14 am

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Two of these portal setups with tetramorium immigrans

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I've also got a lasius neoniger that's looking to hibernate first before she lays.
2 Tetramorium Immigran Colonies #1 [40-50 workers] #2 [5-7 workers])
1 Lasius Neoniger Queen [waiting to lay after Hibernation]

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