This hybrid ant nest from our collection Extra Large Ant Farm provides the best handmade ecological environment for your pet ants. It is a bio 3D printed, fully recyclable formicarium finished with precision and attention to detail.
A4-2 PLA Hybrid Ant Setup with Plaster and Smart Meter Large contains:
- 1 x A4-2 PLA Hybrid Ant Nest with Plaster of Paris Bed 205 x 185 x 33mm
- 1x 3mm Red Acrylic Filter
- 1x 3mm Black Acrylic Cover
- 1x Ant Arena Outworld Large 240x200x95mm
- 1x Magnifying Glass- 1x Plastic pipette- 1x Connecting Kit ( to connect arena to nest)- 1x 10ml Honey Syrup (Food)- 1x Water station (Test tube) + connector
- 1x Ant Substrate Bag (approx. 300g)
- 1x Artificial Plants Set
Options with ant colonies include a queen ant and 10-15 workers.
Please find a Care Sheet for your new ant colony here:
How to set it up properly?
Please kindly check the pictures.
Video instructions here: KB Ants on YouTube
Please NOTE THAT all the nests are made to order also are handmade so different plastering could be spotted and the nest you'll get will be similar but not identical to the one shown in the pictures.
A4-2 PLA Hybrid Ant Nest with Sand Bed is formed by acrylic and PLA plastic with special substrate bedding. The humidity area is filled with natural Greek Sea sponge and humidity lasts longer.
The connection between the nest itself and the humidity area is secured with stainless steel mesh.
A4-2 PLA Hybrid Ant Nest with Sand Bed could be connected to the ant's test tube easily as it's a "plug&play" job :-)
Valid for the raise of ants, with a queen. Natural and Ecological, also fully recyclable A4-2 PLA Hybrid Ant Nest with Sand Bed, observe how they live and look after their eggs. All that is needed to start in the world of ants.
You can always add some pebbles, small wooden sticks, moss, etc. into the outworld to make it cosier for your tiny friends.
Please make sure you are keeping your ants in the correct humidity.
Please note that due to the natural materials used, imperfections, glue spots and/or tiny dents in the arena's surface may be present. Please see the pictures carefully.
Please note that we'll feed the ants before dispatch also once received, leave the parcel unopened for 4-5 hours at room temperature at least so your ants can get used to their new environment. Then check if your queen ant is safe and sound and then leave your ants for 4-5 days to relax after their journey to you. Please keep your ants in a dark and no vibrations place at a room temperature of 20-26 C (away from daily household activities).
Good to know:
Before you connect the ant's test tube you should water the nest with mineral (bottled) water only(the watering hole is where the yellow Greek sponge is). Tap water may cause fungus to appear. Fungus is deadly to most ant species. Fill the water test tube with mineral water, then put the cotton on so it’s well sucked with water and connected to the outworld. Connect the nest to the outworld. Leave the whole setup like so for a day at least (2-3 days is recommended). Then remove the cotton ball out of the queen's test tube and connect it to the nest carefully using the queen connection kit provided. Wrap the ant’s test tube with tinfoil and leave it there for the first 10-14 days and after that start to slide it out just 1-2mm every day. Please be patient, your ants won’t move into the nest if they are not ready. Your ant setup must be kept in a no-vibrations place (away from daily household activity) at room temperature. Any temperature between 20 and 26 degrees is suitable for most ant species. The red acrylic filter must stay on top of the nest all the time, you can remove it once a week for 2-3 minutes to have a better look at your colony. The same rule applies to the black acrylic cover. Placed on top all the time. You can remove it for 5-10 minutes daily and enjoy your queen ant with the red filter. Colonies failed due to a lack of fresh water supply, lack of food and mostly due to a stressed-out queen. Do not water the substrate inside the outworld at all. Feed your ants into the outworld ONLY.Don’t expose your ants to direct sunlight or any heat/light source (lamps/bulbs) trying to move them inside the nest quicker or you may harm your queen ant. It is your responsibility to ensure you have undertaken enough research to be able to look after the insects and provide them with the correct conditions.
Any questions, please let us know :)
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