Monday, August 30, 2010

Post #6: What's this?...

Seems that someone has donated $40 in my PayPal account. (I know who you are, and I think you immensely for being so damn patient and supportive.)

Do you know what this means?

This means that...

1). In 3-5 days, Paypal will deposit the cash in my checking account.

2). 2-9 days after that, Ant-ture will be a stones-throw from complete. (Aside from the finding ants part. Kinda rainy, as of late. If it comes down to it, and there's still some cash left over, I'll just shell out the $4.95 for some ants from LiveAnts.)

I'm excited as fuck, right now. All that's left is to dig out the glue sticks/glue gun, and get ready to make some SERIOUSLY water-tight seals.


EDIT: That SAME person donated another $15 to the cause. There is absolutely NO DOUBT this will be finished in the next two weeks.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Post #5: Progress!

Aquarium is CLEAN!

It took water, dish soap, bleach, and the green shit endured. It wasn't even Algae. It was some sort of weird-ass hard buildup. Finally though, with the help of a trusty Brilo pad (WITH THE SCRUBBING POWER OF OXYCLEAN!), the tank was saved from it's green and crusty deathbed.

I've had it filled with water for about 3 hours now, and there are no leaks, so far. The Aquarium is 9" in width, so it should fit the AntWorks habitat no problem, at an angle. The "Donate" button has been added, for those of you looking to help out. So far I still need...

- AntWorks Colony. ($20 + $5-7 Shipping.)
- Air pump and tubing. ($5 + 5 Shipping, and $3 + $5 Shipping.
- Gravel and decorations. (This is optional, and the decorations have to fit within an 8"x8" space. The Aquarium is only large enough to fit the Ant Colony.)

Altogether, it'll cost about $45-$50 for everything. (Apparently, Amazon likes to rape you for shipping.)

I don't EXPECT donations. But it's really the only way it's going to get done before the ass-end of Summer, and I'd really like to have this finished by then.

"And then one day, the happy answer came to me, my friends: there was no colony for ants like me! And -that- was the moment I decided... To build one."

Monday, August 16, 2010

I'm still here!

I have NOT forgotten about this project, my loyal friends.

I just happen to be having horrendous luck on the job-hunt, and the project has come to a screeching halt for the time being. As it stands, I have a small ant-farm being maintained by my brother, and they will be the initial colonists implemented into Ant-ture, as soon as I can afford to pick up the AntWorks colony.

It's a sad, sad world when I cannot spare $15-$20 to pick up a fucking Self-sustaining Ant colony.

If you guys really want to see this go through, I guess I can accept a small donation to get me far enough to get the fucking colony. I already have an 9'' wide aquarium that will fit it. I just really don't like the idea of taking a donation if there's a chance I suck at this whole "underwater colonization" concept, and end up drowning a shit-load of ants on accident.

If anyone's interested, leave a comment. I doubt anyone still follows this, but I really don't want to give up on this project. If only as a way to make it up to those of you who hoped I'd have this done A LOT sooner.