Test Tube Founding Cylinders
After watching a few of our new queens roll around in their glass test tubes this week we experimented with a few new ideas. Our main aim was to create a better enviroment within the glass test tube for our new founding queens.
You can see the result above.
A y-tong and timber cylinder with a hole drilled in the middle along with a groove cut down one side for visibility, all cut on our automated machinery.
We're using larger 20mm test tubes for our queens here at Gamergate, so the hole in the centre of the cylinder is still around 11mm. The cylinder gives the queens a more natural footing along with the added sense of security.
There is not nearly enough room for larger ant species though. We may try some larger 25mm test tubes and see how they go.
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.