Choosing your outworld design
Before we started our first true formicarium we researched the methods and options available to us. High on the list of requirements was an authentic natural looking formicarium. It also had to look fairly minimal with a very high aesthetic. We knew what we wanted to create, but we needed a method to capture the natural look we were after. The first step we took was to cut out a template that was the exact size of my outworld. We then laid the template down on the ground on an area we found appealing and then took photos of it. The result is the photos above.
By using this method we were able to easily see how we could decorate our outworld so that it would look as natural as possible. We will now go about collecting the materials within the template and try to replicate the photo as best as we can.
We'll update this post once we have completed the outworld. Check back soon!
An amazing sand/soil founding formicarium from the owner of Formiculture.com.
Spider Ants have proven to be incredible hard to obtain. Recently we had the unique opportunity to acquire a colony and shoot this short video inside the nest.
Along with our photography of ants in the wild, in the studio and in high magnification, we've been experimenting with a new method that puts ants into 360 degrees.
Ants Australia seem to have bigger aspirations than just a successful YouTube channel and are now producing and selling formicariums and other ant keeping essentials.
In their latest Ant Desk video they show us how useful fruit flies can be as a primary source of protein for your ants.
Good news Australia! We're now stocking Tar Heel Ants Formicariums in our store.
Every year ant keepers across the world go out and collect queens for their personal colonies and also sell or trade with other ant keepers in the hobby. This year in Europe, people will have an extra reason to collect.
Ants Australia's new series of videos, beginning with "How to build an ant nest".
I imagined a torrent of red Myrmecia flowing from the entrance of this nest like lava from an active volcano and decided “Vesuvius” was an appropriate name for my latest creation.
Hot on the heels of their new nest module, AntsRussia have released two new Formicariums, the ACFK-4 and AWFK-4.