Whilst i’m trying to decide to invest in Atta’ or Acro’ ill start my building project.
First of all trying to decide which route to go down Aquarium or incubator ? For me space is a big issue but i could do this in my loft but it gets so damn cold and so damn hot it could be a night mare maintaining a steady climate for the Ants. Ive got quiet a few Dart frog tanks i could use but that would mean another table for it which i don’t have space for soooo, its going to be my trusty old book case thingy thats looked after all sorts of exotic pets over the years.
I’m going to try the incubator method pretty much based on Jamies Ant cupboard. Here it is when i was keeping true spiders
It has four compartments of about 80 x 30 x 40 cm and the top which can be used for the foraging area.
Its stands at the top of our stairs and is very dark and quite cool, the temps their now with my ants i have with just two heat mats and all open fronted is about 23 c so shouldn’t really require to much, overheating shouldn’t pose a problem either . I already have stats and cooler stats and fans which will be used.
Firstly i have to make a frame for the front as the cupboard design is a bit fancy so i need to level the front so i can fit on a door. I have a large sheet of 5 mm acrylic which i will use that should help to insulate the front.
I have ordered three pods from Sean and i plan to raise these on plastic egg crates ( used for dart frogs to make a false floor ) or i may partially submerge the pods in water. That’s something I’m going to have to experiment with first.
I plan to heat using heating cables, i ordered a 5m one but they sent the wrong size,,,good start grrrrr.