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A solid ant farm of plaster in a plastic cube. You can watch your ants from all sides of this Ant Farm. This product is ideal to start the ant breeding hobby with. In addition, this version is very suitable for almost all ant species. The cubes are especially suited for smaller species, because they very tightly closed, no possibilities for ants to escape.
In the gypsum on top you can add a bit moisture to keep the nest a bit humid partly (once every few weeks). You can add the water with the supplied pipette or use a spray bottle. This spray bottle is also available in the 'humidity' category on our website. The water then pulls into the plaster.
The upper part of the cube can also be used as 'Arena', however we recommend connecting a separate arena or feeding box so that you can feed more easily and clean up the colony's garbage. At each arena and extra nest we supply free coupling materials (connecting hose etc).
This Ant farm is easy to connect to the other nests and outdoor arenas via the 10 mm opening on the side. Every Cubes has 1 opening standard. If you would like additional openings, select the desired number above. We then provide additional connection openings.
This farm is suitable for almost all ant species. For larger colonies of species such as Camponotus (larger species with larger numbers) it is not suitable. We supply our colonies in a test tube and we supply connection materials to connect to the opening in the cube nest for free. See the last photo for an example. A simple protective sleeve for protecting the colony in the test tube can be ordered in the attachments category on our website.
The diet of almost all ant colonies consists of a combination of sugar water, honeydew and fruit flies. For Messor species a special mix of selected seeds are added to the nutrition set (enough for a year for colonies up to 50 workers). A nutrition set can be ordered above.
Number of connections: 1 (10mm)
Additional connection options: Optional
Number of rooms: 4 (in different parts around)
Number of ants: Ants accommodate up to 200 for the smaller species
Humidification system: from above into plaster
Shelter: We recommend to create a dark part (masking or cloth)
Hunting area arena retreat included: Yes, small part on top (our advice: additional connection of an arena/nutrition box)
Duration humidity nest: 2-4 weeks, depending on number of ants and the ambient temperature.