Out World

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Post: # 876Post MadVampy
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:19 pm

Ok I found something kinda cool that I'm using as an out world for right now. My setup is very basic right now until I build the nest I want. I found this at the local arts and craft store and thought it would work great. It's a display case used to show models, and sports memorabilia, and other collectibles in. When inverted with the removable top up it's like a mini plastic tank. It measures (I didn't really measure it but I guesstimated it's size), 6" X 8" by 6" deep. It has a lid that snaps into place and can be removed by prying a corner with a knife edge or screwdriver. I used a step bit and made a 3/4" hole in the top lid for air (epoxied a fine mesh screen over it) and two holes for tubing (one is a spare for future use). It was like $10 USD and has plenty of room.

I'm a macgyver at heart, I always design and make stuff so this was perfect! And best of all with the tight fitting lid my little escape artiest (Solenopsis) can't figure a way out!
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Post: # 877Post Acorns
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:22 pm

Good to know looks like something Tarheel ants uses for his out workls and some formicarium.

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Post: # 1112Post Mauritaniants
Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:14 am

Good find!
I have something similar that I ordered.
It's a sliding acrylic case, that way I can still look from the top down.
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I also bought these
They're 1 inch mini boxes. They're basically modular ant nest that I will drill holes to and connext via tube. I'm planning on setting them up vertically and use some silicone to attach them to my outworld.
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I'm thinking of filling each boxes with a thin layer of plaster for hydration or maybe just place a generous amount of cotton that I"ll just regularly water, that way it would be easier to clean.

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Post: # 1114Post larynx
Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:37 am

[quote="Mauritaniants"]Good find!
I have something similar that I ordered.
It's a sliding acrylic case, that way I can still look from the top down.
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sweet! where did you find these?
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Post: # 1115Post Mauritaniants
Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:51 am

larynx wrote:
Mauritaniants wrote:Good find!
I have something similar that I ordered.
It's a sliding acrylic case, that way I can still look from the top down.
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sweet! where did you find these?
Here you go :)
Just look up "acrylic containers" in Amazon and they have a lot of different variations of it.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0055UAQIG?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00

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