Outworld mk II
So after inspiring ourselves after writing this article we thought we'd give a small outworld a go in a similar style.
We don't have a nest connected as yet but we're keeping a medium sized Camponotus sp. in the formicarium housed in a blacked-out test tube that normally lives in the back corner. Removed for the photos.
It's also worth mentioning that the small cactus in the right corner is live but not planted directly in the substrate. Rather, we kept it potted and placed another pot the same size into the outworld and then placed the substrate around it. This enabled us to place the cactus pot into this pot. Thus we are able to remove the cactus at any time without affecting the rocks or gravel.
Check out the photos above and let us know what you think of our first attempt.
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.