My Frameicarium Project

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idahoantgirl
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Re: My Frameicarium Project

Post: # 33556Post idahoantgirl
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:49 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:17 am
what if you put a acrylic box that has drilled holes in the bottom that extends up above the top with a tube connected to it at the top. it would make a walk way for the ants up and you can also apply a barrier on the outside of the box.
Hmm could you sketch it out and take a pic?
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

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antnest8
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Re: My Frameicarium Project

Post: # 33557Post antnest8
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:42 pm

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or you can just do mikey's cheat shown here on this video (my golden play button)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6PlfgmPUBY
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

idahoantgirl
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Re: My Frameicarium Project

Post: # 33571Post idahoantgirl
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:03 pm

Brilliant idea! I will have to see what works
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

Cartil
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Re: My Frameicarium Project

Post: # 35940Post Cartil
Mon May 14, 2018 9:59 pm

Did you get it done? If so, could we see it?

Also, one thing I was always afraid of, is the sand collapsing on the ants and burying them. Is that possible?

And what about the humidity? How do you regulate that?

idahoantgirl
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Re: My Frameicarium Project

Post: # 36988Post idahoantgirl
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:02 pm

Cartil wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 9:59 pm
Did you get it done? If so, could we see it?

Also, one thing I was always afraid of, is the sand collapsing on the ants and burying them. Is that possible?

And what about the humidity? How do you regulate that?
Yeah it turned out to fail..... Tons of escapes and yeah the whole sand thing was a problem.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

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antnest8
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Re: My Frameicarium Project

Post: # 38408Post antnest8
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:06 pm

why did it fail?
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

idahoantgirl
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Re: My Frameicarium Project

Post: # 38527Post idahoantgirl
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:02 am

antnest8 wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:06 pm
why did it fail?
Mostly because the water was causing the sillicone and hot glue to separate from the frame letting the ants out.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

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Re: My Frameicarium Project

Post: # 39011Post AntsLuxembourg
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:09 am

That's why it's wiser to first test such things with a closed setup and then if there are no ants on any unwanted place you can open the top.
Doing some proper research is the best way to start an antcolony. After the research you can still go and fetsh a colony from one of your local GAN-Farmers.

My current colonies:
1 Lasius Niger Colony

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