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!
Today we are having a look at the range of honeycomb nests now being produced by Antworlds.
Here's a little formicarium from Brian Martell for an Australian ant keeper with a tighter budget.
Empire Of Ants has created a formicarium that seems to be effective, whilst also displaying a sense of class.
A new e-shop from Czech manufacturer, Happy Ant, makes purchasing a breeze.
For a considerably long time Antweb has been an incredible resource for those interested in ants. Now they've added a new exciting filter!
Recently we showed off Mark Newton's Formicarium he designed with internal lighting. Once again mark has been busy creating another. His newest creation is officially known as "The Ancient Temple of Formica".
Western Australia is a pretty special place. Hopefully WA ANTZ will help people there have a place to purchase live ants.
Proving again that keeping ants doesn't have to be expensive, we stumbled on this formicarium made from a soda bottle.
LC Ants is a another boutique formicarium manufacturer that has begun building CNC formicaria.
Last winter we were lucky enough to find a very small colony of Orectognathus sp. Here's a short video inside their colony.