A5 PLA Ant Hybrid Nest with Humidity and Temperature Meter and Small Outworld Set Complete Beginner Ant Setup


Lots of ant colonies (queen ant and 5-10 workers) available (please see options).


Dispatch time: 1-2 working days


How to set it up properly?

Please kindly check “KB ANTS” YouTube review on the link below:



Our mission is simple:
After many years of tests and observation of ant's life and habitat, we aim to provide the best environment design for a competitive price. We aim to please your tiny friends and they won't be happy in a pure acrylic nest. A5 PLA Ant Hybrid Nest with Humidity and Temperature Meter is formed by an acrylic and PLA plastic with a sand bed. The humidity area is filled with natural Greek Sea sponge so humidity lasts way longer. The connection between the nest itself and the humidity area is secured with stainless steel mesh. A specially designed area with a 10mm hole is designed to put honey food (pour 2-3 drops of honey over a cotton ball and discard any remains in 2-3 days to avoid fungus appearance) for your pets, please note that the feeding hole must be used during ant's hibernation period only.
Please make sure you are keeping your ants to the correct humidity. Valid for the raise of ants with a queen. Natural and Ecological, also fully recyclable  A5 PLA Ant Hybrid Nest with Humidity and Temperature Meter, observe how they live and look after their eggs.


A5 PLA Ant Hybrid Nest with Humidity and Temperature Meter and Small Outworld Complete Beginner Ant Setup contains:


- 1x A5 PLA Ant Hybrid Nest with Humidity and Temperature Meter 190x135x32 mm

- 1x 3mm Red Acrylic Filter

- 1x 3mm Black Acrylic Cover

- 1x Ant Arena Outworld small 98x78x95 mm

- 1 x Magnifying Glass

- 1 x Plastic pipette

- 1 x Connecting kit

- 1 x Water Test Tube + Connector

- 1 x Honey food (organic)

- 1x Ant Sand Bags (approx. 200g)
- 1x Artificial Plants Set


You can always add to your outworld a few pebbles, twigs, moss etc. to make it more cozy for your tiny friends:)

Please note that due to the natural materials used, imperfections, glue spots and/or tiny dents in the arena's surface may be present.


Care sheets for the most available ant colonies are below:


Lasius Niger:



Lasius Flavus:



Myrmica  Rubra:



Messor Barbarus:



Pheidole Noda:



Polyrhachis Dives:



Camponotus Nicobarensis:



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 connect 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 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 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 on.


Colonies failed due to 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.


Please NOTE THAT all the nests are made to order also are hand made so the sand bedding could be different and the nest you'll get will be similar but not identical to the one shown in the pictures.


Any questions, please let us know.


Thank you


Complete A5 PLA Ant Setup Hybrid Nest with Meter and Outworld Formicarium Farm

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