what should I buy!

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BarsheepTashooo
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what should I buy!

Post: # 57004Post BarsheepTashooo
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:11 pm

I love the AntsCanada products but unfortunately they cost too much and i don't have my own credit card (cause i'm only 12(I might be older when this is read)) and my parents aren't willing to pay the cost for a formicarium. if any of you think there is a better way to get an ant colony please tell me. otherwise i guess ill have to set my queens free or convince my parents to buy me a formicarium.

please help me :)
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Many fertile Queen ants(and some ant eggs)
2 Guinea pigs
A bunch of plants
And 1 Sister :lol:

JoeHostile1
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Re: what should I buy!

Post: # 57010Post JoeHostile1
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:06 am

Maybe you could ask for the formicarium to be an early birthday/Christmas present. There are also a lot of options out there besides AntsCanada products.

Another option that a lot of ant keepers enjoy is homemade formicariums. That’s actually how AntsCanada started, with Mikey making his own formicariums and then starting to sell them. There’s probably hundreds of do it yourself turtoruals on YouTube. They can be elaborate and made out of plaster, y-tong or some other materials. Or they could simply be a container filled with dirt or a plastic bead or pill container.
Keeping:
Tetramorium immigrans * Lasius Neoniger * Lasius Claviger * Messor Aciculatus * Myrmica Rubra * Camponotus Novaeboracensis * Camponotus Turkastanus * Pheidole Pallidula

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BarsheepTashooo
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Re: what should I buy!

Post: # 57017Post BarsheepTashooo
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:48 pm

thank you JoeHostile1

I will go and search on youtube and see if I can find a reliable design. :D
(Happy) Keeper of:
Many fertile Queen ants(and some ant eggs)
2 Guinea pigs
A bunch of plants
And 1 Sister :lol:

BarsheepTashooo
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Location: Bryndwr, Christchurch, NZ

Re: what should I buy!

Post: # 57019Post BarsheepTashooo
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:50 pm

hey again

i was wondering if this was a reliable design to use?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/T-design-DIY-with-feeding-area-ant-nest-ant-farm-acryl-insect-ant-nests-villa-pet/32842666702.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.1.427b4afbHmMwSS&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_1_10065_10068_10547_319_10059_10884_317_10548_10887_10696_321_322_10084_453_10083_454_10103_10618_10307_537_536,searchweb201603_56,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=ab0869bd-d73f-48f2-a2b9-71bb38aeea94-0&algo_pvid=ab0869bd-d73f-48f2-a2b9-71bb38aeea94&transAbTest=ae803_5

yeah i know it's a long code
(Happy) Keeper of:
Many fertile Queen ants(and some ant eggs)
2 Guinea pigs
A bunch of plants
And 1 Sister :lol:

AntsDakota
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Re: what should I buy!

Post: # 57192Post AntsDakota
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:55 am

BarsheepTashooo wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:11 pm
I love the AntsCanada products but unfortunately they cost too much and i don't have my own credit card (cause i'm only 12(I might be older when this is read)) and my parents aren't willing to pay the cost for a formicarium. if any of you think there is a better way to get an ant colony please tell me. otherwise i guess ill have to set my queens free or convince my parents to buy me a formicarium.

please help me :)
You could watch AntsCanada's tutorial on building your own formicarium.
"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

BarsheepTashooo
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Re: what should I buy!

Post: # 57224Post BarsheepTashooo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:47 am

there are tutorials!?! :shock:

Oh God I didn't think of that!

thanks :D
(Happy) Keeper of:
Many fertile Queen ants(and some ant eggs)
2 Guinea pigs
A bunch of plants
And 1 Sister :lol:

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