This hybrid ant nest from our collection Large Ant Farm provides the best handmade ecological environment for your ant pets. It is a bio 3D printed, fully recyclable formicarium finished with precision and attention to detail.
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 “KB ANTS” YouTube review on the link below:
Vertical Ants Nest with H&T Meter and Sand Bed Hybrid Nest Ant Farm Formicarium is formed by acrylic and PLA plastic with sand 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 to a water station (also included) or any of our other products.
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 on the arena's surface may be present. Please see the pictures carefully.
Valid for the raise of ants, with a queen.
Natural and Ecological, also fully recyclable Vertical Ants Nest with H&T Meter and sand bed.
A5 Vertical Ant Complete setup contains:
- 1 x Vertical Ants Nest with H&T Meter 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. 250g)
- 1x Artificial Plants Set
Please NOTE THAT all the nests are made to order also are hand-made so different staining/sanding could be spotted and the nest you'll get will be similar but not identical to the one shown in the pictures.
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 a no-vibrations place (away from daily household activity) at room temperature.
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.
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