Myrmecia founding chambers (Stage 1)
We've got a few Myrmecia queens here at Gamergate and we've been hosting them in our Tarheel Ants Inception Chambers. These have been very successful with NANCY our Myrmecia fulvipes queen birthing her first nanitic over the weekend. But we needed something that would be quick to clean and give us easy access to feed them.
We came up with the design in the photos below.
It's simply a set of sliding plastic drawers that are from Muji. We've also added in some fake moss mat cuttings to give the queens a more natural area to forage. The queens themselves are obviously just in test tube nests but we're currently investigating the option of using a custom acrylic nest more aesthetically pleasing.
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.