Vertical Ants Nest with H&T Meter and Plaster of Paris bed Hybrid Nest Ant Farm Formicarium SET


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


How to set it up properly?

Please kindly check the “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 to provide the best environment design for a competitive price. We aim to please your tiny friends and they won't be happy in the pure acrylic nest.

Vertical Ants Nest with H&T Meter and Plaster of Paris bed Hybrid Nest is formed by an acrylic and PLA plastic with Plaster of Paris bedding. The humidity area is filled with natural Greek Sea sponge so humidity lasts longer.

The connection between the nest itself and the humidity area is secured with stainless steel mesh.

Exits are 12mm OD (10mm ID) and could be connected easily with any standard 12mm OD test tube.

It can be easily connected with a water station (also included) or any of our other products.

Please make sure you are keeping your ants to 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.


Valid for the raise of ants, with a queen ant.

Natural and Ecological, also fully recyclable  Vertical Ants Nest with H&T Meter and sand bed, observe how they live and look after their eggs. All that is needed to start in the world of ants.



Nest + Outworld option contains:

- 1 x Vertical Ants Nest with H&T Meter and Plaster Nest 200 x 140 x 60mm 
- 1x Ant Arena Outworld Formicarium Farm Medium 220x78x95 mm
- 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 Sand Bag (approx. 300g)

- 1x Artificial  Plants Set


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




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 them in a dark and no vibrations place at room temperature 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, see listing pictures).
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 mm 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.


Care sheets for all available ant colonies below:


Lasius Niger:


Lasius Flavus:


Myrmica Rubra:


Messor Barbarus:

Happy "anting" :)


Any questions? Please ask :)


Thank you

A5 Vertical Ant Nest with HT Meter and Plaster Hybrid Ant Nest Farm Formicarium

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