I don't want to buy acrylic:
-expensive in the long run.
-will take up too much space eventually
So I am looking for other ways to house them.
I looked around and most people seems to just use grout as a homemade option. But then my little brother asked could I buy him one of those plastic ones that you Chuck a few wild workers in and they dig. This got me thinking.
I decided that the most space effecient and viewable nest would be a sand one like the ones they sell to kids in toy shops. Soon I found that antstore seems to have Alot of these, but it's too expensive. I think I could copy their design and do it myself.
As of now I am coming up with the best way I can make a modular vertical and horizontal sand nest. I had designs but forgot that the sand needs to be hydrated to ensure the tunnels don't fall.
I will keep posting as I continue to work on this idea. Post my sketch up design tomorrow so you can get a better idea of what I'm trying to do.