Carpenter Camponotus Large Formicarium Nest With Habitat
Large Nest for Large Ants!
With our current workload we will require up to 7 days prior to shipping.
Carpenter (Camponotus) ants suggested for this unit but smaller ants will work also.
This listing is for the nest and habitat. Other listings include nest only or full kit with decorations.
For those needing larger pathways and pods this nest is made especially for you.
Expansion areas are designed for a starting colony to thrive in a small area so you can slide out partitions to increase the size as the colony grows and requires it. (plugs are included to block up the holes)
(please note some of the pictures show the nest without the acrylic top due to light glare and reflection)
EXPANDABLE! This formicarium is designed to grow as your colony grows. Start off with just the main compartment until your colony grows. Slide out the partition without any disruption to the colony to access either the whole left side or the lower right portion. Then as they grow even more open the third compartment for the full nest access.(plugs included to seal up the outer nest walls as partitions removed)
All nests when fully assembled measure about 6" square and a little over 1.5" high
Each nest kit comes complete with the following:
Base & Drawer - This area houses the lower entrance to the nest as well as a sliding drawer to place your cotton balls or whatever you like giving you full control over the the humidity levels of the nest.
Expandable Nest with slide out partitions and plugs
Lid - to give the ants privacy and darkness they prefer
Clear Acrylic top
Triple Reinforced Mesh Bottom - Not just a single or double but TRIPLE protection from escapes and cotton pulling from below. Allows the humidity to flow freely into the nest.
Caps - 2 caps come with the nest for each entrance in case you want to close everything off.
"Queen" Adapter & Test Tube- This adapter attaches to the upper entrance so the new queen can have her test tube home attached and can enter the nest when ready. It also doubles as a water supply for the colony after the queen is released into the nest.
Heating Module allows the use of a pass through cable heating system
The Habitat(Outer-World) measures 10.5" x 4" x 6.25" (267mm x 101mm x 159mm) Includes:
Tubing from Nest
Expansion Connector (rear 2 way for later expansion)
Lid - Double reinforced fine mesh screen for good escape proof ventilation
Lock down feature - We added an extra "lock down" option for extra protection of escape prone ants
Stand - Tubing will enter the front of the stand from the nest, connects underneath and tubes up into the Habitat
Both entrances to the formicarium are sized to fit the standard 1/2" outer diameter tubing most commonly used in the hobby. Also the test tube is of common size also used by others in the hobby.
We are constantly upgrading and tweaking our designs as we discover new ideas to make them better. Some of those ideas have come from our customers as well. Sometimes our pictures do not reflect these little changes but none of them will alter the design of the nest in any major way so what you see in the pictures is still very close to what you will receive.
Sometimes the colors may vary slightly due to a few things like camera, lighting, internet browsers, monitor display of color and sometimes our supply of materials can change shades and hues.
Items shipped via USPS Priority Mail with Tracking With our current workload we will require up to 7 days prior to shipping
We do not offer returns so please feel free to ask any questions prior to sale.