Please critique my third tab. It's not finished, but I wanted to see if what I have now has any merit before I continue.
The overall idea, while not entirely original, is intriguing to me. The intrigue lies in wanting to find out more about the other dimension(s). There's certainly horror in the fate of the stung victims. You could maybe ramp that up by including a quick, extremely dry-tone note about the psychological strain of the condition, just something to say that the Foundation researchers realize that the hallucination-like glimpses into other realms drive subjects nuts, but implying that researchers don't really care about this fact.
How do we know that the venom is partially phasing the victims to another dimension and not just simply making them a) incorporeal and b) hallucinate? Some evidence of interacting with something real or concrete from another dimension would clarify this.
The ants themselves don't seem extradimensional as currently described. Maybe something about the topology of their nests being impossible or otherwise reaching into an unknown space? This might make it too complicated though.
- Always italicize genus names.
- Most ant species have multiple castes, apart from just queens and workers. If this is the case with Solenopsis, it might add a bit of realism to give average sizes for each caste. For example, soldiers would be larger than foragers.
- You're obviously going to need containment procedures. I wouldn't expect anything more complicated than a large ant farm per colony.
- Also, I'm not entirely certain this warrants Euclid status because it's not clear if there are colonies outside of containment. Obviously XXX-2 aren't quite fully contained.
- Thank you for not getting venom and poison mixed up!
Nota bene: I've only been around here a couple of months. Feedback from more experienced users will probably give you a better idea if this idea will fly, but I like it.
And before anyone else points this out, I just realized the "repeated exposure" thing is a plot hole when you can't interact with the victims. I'll clarify it if anyone else thinks working on this is a good idea.
E: changed some things, including this.