Great new outworld!

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AmatureAnt
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Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:56 am
Location: New Jersey

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
Posts: 61
Joined: Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:31 pm
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
Posts: 31
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:56 am
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
Posts: 130
Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:11 pm
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)
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