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1x ANTCUBE – Arena 20x20x10 – flat
1x ant arena frame 20×20
1x ant arena cover 20×20
4x fixing point for arena cover
1x ANTCUBE – ant farm – L – 20×20 – standing
1x ant farm cover
2x Formicarium plugs 4mm
1x ANTCUBE – plaster nest 20×20 – standing
1x 0,5m tube transparent 14/10 mm
1x ANTCUBE – Red foil 20×20 – self-adhesive
1x Substrate – Sand-Loam white – 1000g
1x grid insert – 50mm – stainless steel
1x Formicarium plug for 50mm hole
1x Formicarium plug for 27mm hole
1x grid cap – 16mm – stainless steel
1x Basin connector for 27 hole and 10-16 mm hose – M25
1x Formicarium nut M25 – grey
1x Drinking trough 2ml – 360 degrees
1x Feed dispenser 2ml – dosable
1x Mini thermo hygrometer analog – display – hanging
1x Ant escape protection oil 10ml
1x tweezers spring steel – wide – soft
1x tweezers plastic transparent
1x Plastic pipette 3ml
1x Hand magnifier – 2x – 30mm
1x Food Mix Set – standard + sponge (11 parts)
1x foam wiper 150x18x2,5mm
This starter set gypsum/ plaster, with prefabricated tunnels and chambers, is suitable for various ant species, especially also for burrowing species.
The “ANTCUBE – plaster nest” can be inserted into the fully transparent farm. Alternatively, however, the “Substrate – Sand-Loam white” can be used to fill the farm or to close some chambers of the gypsum nest. Additional modules can be connected via the 50mm holes in the cover if required, such as the separately available foggers, fans or lights. Alternatively, matching grid inserts and formicarium plugs are included to close the openings. Depending on your preference, the formicarium can also be operated open by simply putting on the removable frame and applying ant escape protection oil to its rim. The “Drinking trough 2ml – 360 degrees” is intended for water, the “Food dispenser 2ml – dosable” for the carbohydrate and protein powder. The “Mini Thermo- Hygrometer” can be attached to the frame or the cover and shows the climate values.
Important: Please moisten the substrate before use, so that the mixture can combine and develop a firm hold in the ant farm. In addition, too dry and dusty substrate can lead to blocking the respiratory tract of the ants and in the worst case the animals suffocate.
Recommendation: We recommend a soil layer of 2 mm height, so that the animals cannot burrow into the arena and instead use the farm provided for them.
Note: The nest should be used in dry or slightly moist formicarium. If the nest is kept permanently moist, the material may mold.
Note on the farm
When attaching or detaching tubing, please note the following:
If the tubing is very difficult to fit onto the connector bushing, the bushing should be lightly rubbed with a drop of our anti-breakout oil or powder. The hose should then be pushed onto the bushing by twisting or screwing movements, without stressing the bushing with up and down movements. The same applies when removing the hoses from the connection bushing of the farm. Please do not simply pull them off!