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.
A simple 3D printed test tube connector from the new Ants Everything brand.
A founding style "growable" nest from Antz For All.
Ant Store, Europes, and arguably the Worlds largest manufacturer, has released a new range of acrylic nests called Antcube
In an unfortunate case of bad timing, a live TV interview in Australia has been interrupted by a mating swarm of ants during their nuptial flight.
Ants Australia made a really big impact on the formicarium market with their Ytong Nests that they released earlier this year. Now they're introducing a new range of acrylic nests!
In an industry where innovation is sometimes difficult to come by, this Foundation Kit from AntKit is a sight for sore eyes.
Although we're a little late to the party, Ants Australia released their next video in their docu series titles, Wood Ants.
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.