Great new outworld!

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AmatureAnt
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Great new outworld!

Post: # 41111Post AmatureAnt
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:39 pm

Hey guys!
I just wanted to share with you these new outworlds i just got.

Cost: $2 each
Store: FiveBelow
Where: USA, they have stores in 33 states. Look at their website for locations.

Now, they arn't actually outworlds, they are stackable drink dispensers, but i consider myself thrifty, and handy enough, that i think these will work just fine. I got these at a store called Five Below, its sort of like a dollar store. I couldnt locate these on the website, but if they interest you and you are in a state that has one, maybe you could try going there. They had a bunch, and i might go back lol.

It didnt fit my 16x150mm test tubes perfectly, but the kit provided with the drink dispenser had washers, that held everything together tightly. I want to cut a hole in the top and add screen, but that will be later, ill update this then.

Here are some pics of the dispenser, and of a test tube to show how it could work for you.

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The kit it comes with
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My 16x150mm test tube with the rubber washers that came with the dispense kit
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THEY STACK!!
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Founding:
9x T. Immigrans.
Formica subsericea.

Keeping:
2x C. Pennsylvanicus.
T. Immigrans.
Camponotus Subbarbatus.

kykel09
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Location: Maryland

Re: Great new outworld!

Post: # 41704Post kykel09
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:41 am

Nice! Really cool idea. You should add some decorations. Grout is a really good base and you can layer over it with some sand and put some aquarium plants in it.
Maryland GAN Farmer

Owns:
Lasius Neoniger
Camponotus Noveborecensis
Camponotus Nearcticus
Solenopsis Molesta (7 queen colony)
Phiedole Bicarinata (3 queen colony)

WIP:
Lasius Claviger (parasite queen)

AmatureAnt
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Location: New Jersey

Re: Great new outworld!

Post: # 45484Post AmatureAnt
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:44 pm

UPDATE

So i moved my Camponotus pennsylvanicus into this as an outworld. Ive also made a few others for my other ants that needed outworlds. So far so good id say.

So i drilled some holes in the top and added cotton for air
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Then, i added just sand, some rocks for climbing, water and honey dish.
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I attached the nest tube.. taped them together for now.
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A heating cable is on the tubes, but they are in a temperature controlled box.. of sorts.
Here are 2 of these outworlds, and another i rigged up out of another storage container lol.
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Thanks for checking it out ;)
Founding:
9x T. Immigrans.
Formica subsericea.

Keeping:
2x C. Pennsylvanicus.
T. Immigrans.
Camponotus Subbarbatus.

MorbidBugg
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Location: Orangeville

Re: Great new outworld!

Post: # 45533Post MorbidBugg
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:15 pm

That's neat reminds me of dutch buckets. (Hydroponic growing containers)
Ants are life's most successful invaders. Understand and respect that power.

BuckeyeAntLover
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Location: Ohio

Re: Great new outworld!

Post: # 49171Post BuckeyeAntLover
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:26 pm

Hello!! Thank you for sharing your great idea for an out world. I took your advice and went to 2 5below stores in my area. As of now I have 6 of those containers and am thinking of getting more. I figure I can attach a couple of these together at a time. I found tubing that plugs right in to the hole, and it’s tight enough that there aren’t any gaps for ants to escape. I’m so glad you posted this idea. Thank you again!! Was it easy to drill thru the plastic without cracking it?

Boomdale
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Location: Tennessee

Re: Great new outworld!

Post: # 49206Post Boomdale
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:22 am

That is super cool. Very clever sir, very clever!
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Whitelotus
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Location: Central Valley California

Re: Great new outworld!

Post: # 49638Post Whitelotus
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:12 pm

By any chance do you have a link to the dispensers?
I cannot seem to find them on the FiveBelow site.
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EssPea
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Location: Canada

Re: Great new outworld!

Post: # 50130Post EssPea
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:30 pm

Whitelotus wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:12 pm
By any chance do you have a link to the dispensers?
I cannot seem to find them on the FiveBelow site.
Seconded!

MorbidBugg
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Location: Orangeville

Re: Great new outworld!

Post: # 50131Post MorbidBugg
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:12 pm

EssPea wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:30 pm
Whitelotus wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:12 pm
By any chance do you have a link to the dispensers?
I cannot seem to find them on the FiveBelow site.
Seconded!

Hate to be the bearer of bad news but he mentions in the original post they are not on the site it's an in store purchase the only way to get one is find out where the closest one is to you and drive there. .. or call and see first.
Ants are life's most successful invaders. Understand and respect that power.

AntsDakota
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Location: South Dakota

Re: Great new outworld!

Post: # 50385Post AntsDakota
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:05 am

Five Below isn't present in SD. :cry:
"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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