byFormica Ant Products

Product Release Notes

This article summarizes the changes for each version of byFormica products.

Latest Versions

PRODUCT VERSION NUMBER RELEASE DATE
Micro Liquid Feeder Std. 2.1 April, 2020
Mini Liquid Feeder Std. 4.0 Jan, 2022
Mega Liquid Feeder Std. 5.0 April, 2022
Sunburst Ant Nectar 2.22 July, 2022

 

Micro Liquid Feeder (Standard)

DATE,
VERSION

WHAT'S NEW

May, 2018
1.0

  • Original release

Apr, 2019
2.0

  • Reduced number of feeding ports from 12 to 10
  • Various bug fixes and optimizations

Apr, 2020
2.1

  • Various bug fixes and optimizations

Mini Liquid Feeder (Standard)

DATE,
VERSION

WHAT'S NEW

Nov, 2014
1.0

  • Original release

May, 2016
2.0

  • Functional changes to reduce likelihood of ants being drawn into the feeder

Jul, 2016
2.1

  • Added internal screw for threaded glass vials

May, 2017
2.11

  • Various bug fixes and optimizations

Nov, 2017
2.2

  • Increased height of feeding ports
  • Reduced number of feeding ports from 16 to 12
  • Various bug fixes

Apr, 2019
3.0

  • Increased height of feeding ports
  • Reduced number of feeding ports from 12 to 10
  • Various bug fixes and design changes

Apr, 2020
3.1

  • Various bug fixes and optimizations

Jan, 2022
4.0

  • Changes to design appearance
  • Added colors
  • Changed material from HIPS to PLA
  • Reduced number of feeding ports from 10 to 8
  • Increased height from 12 mm to 14 mm to accommodate taller feeding ports

(TBA)
5.0

  • Changes to design appearance
  • Changes to fabrication process for improved robustness and surface finish

 

Mega Liquid Feeder (Standard)

DATE,
VERSION

WHAT'S NEW

May, 2018
1.0

  • Original release

Nov, 2017
2.0

  • Increased height of feeding ports
  • Reduced number of feeding ports from 16 to 12
  • Various bug fixes

Apr, 2019
3.0

  • Increased height of feeding ports
  • Reduced number of feeding ports from 12 to 10
  • Various bug fixes and design changes

Dec, 2019
3.1

  • Various bug fixes and internal design changes

Mar, 2020
4.0

  • Change to feeding mechanism by addition of nylon mesh

Sep, 2020
4.1

  • Increased height of feeding ports
  • Reduced number of feeding ports from 10 to 8
  • Replaced nylon mesh with stainless steel
  • Various bug fixes and design changes

Dec, 2021
4.2

  • Design changes to improve robustness
  • Various bug fixes and design changes

Apr, 2022
5.0

  • Reduced number of feeding ports from 8 to 6
  • Changes to design appearance
  • Various bug fixes and design changes

 

Sunburst Ant Nectar

DATE,
VERSION

WHAT'S NEW

Jun, 2015
1.0

  • Original release

Feb, 2019
2.0

  • Various bug fixes and optimizations

Apr, 2020
2.1

  • Change in color
  • Various bug fixes and optimizations

Aug, 2021
2.2

  • Revert previous changes to color
  • Added methyltheobromine
  • Various bug fixes and optimizations

Nov, 2021
2.21

  • Removed methyltheobromine
  • Various bug fixes and optimizations

Jul, 2022
2.22

  • Improved color consistency between batches
  • Improved filtration for increased purity

 

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