Planing a "Vivarium"

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AntsDakota
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Re: Planing a "Vivarium"

Post: # 46590Post AntsDakota
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:48 pm

Most of the ants found in Germany are spread all over Europe. Lasius niger, Formica fusca and Formica sericea, Camponotus ligniperdus and Camponotus herculeanus, and Tetramorium caespitum are all very common and great choices for any kind of natural setup.
"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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Re: Planing a "Vivarium"

Post: # 47673Post antnest8
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:00 pm

I love the design and the look but just some questions
1. is the green thing the pipes are going into a water pump?

2. is that piece of glass or acrylic over the middle supposed to be a bridge?

3 how will the two aquariums be connected?

4 is the sand under the pipes supposed to have no water or is it a glitch

5 how are you going the keep the soil from getting wet.

Sorry for the barrage of questions it is just confusing on some places on the model, but to answer your other questions...

1 generally acrylic is stronger than glass but it usually us a little less clear and can get scratched which is a pain to look through. Glass is great for viewing through but just a little more breakable but if you have aquariums you should not have a problem. also it is so much more easier to drill a hole through acrylic than glass.

2 yes with some fixing up and trial and error (like all ant setups)

3 it's hard to say but i think that ants that don't drown as easily and ants that like humidity. i would recommend a Formica species maybe just because of their size witch might help with them staying a float and being able to break the waters tension to climb out.

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Re: Planing a "Vivarium"

Post: # 47739Post AntsDakota
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:09 pm

I just know a lot more about ant species than creating natural habitats like that. :geek:
"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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Re: Planing a "Vivarium"

Post: # 48020Post antnest8
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:38 am

it looks good then all i have to say when you make this put the middle sides up a little just in case so your fish don't jump out because some will do that, but you have experience with aquariums while i have little.

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