ANTCUBE Starter Set – 20×20 – Cork
This starter set cork, with prefabricated corridors and chambers, is suitable for various ant species, especially for species that nest in (dead) wood.
The "ANTCUBE - cork nest" can be inserted into the fully transparent farm. Alternatively, however, the "Soil - Sand-Loam beige" can be used to fill the farm or to close some chambers of the cork 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 placing the removable frame on top and applying ant escape protection oil to its underside. The "Drinker 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 displays the climate values.
1x ANTCUBE - Arena 20x20x10 - flat
1x ant arena frame 20x20
1x ant arena cover 20x20
4x fixation point for arena cover
1x ANTCUBE - ant farm - L - 20x20 - standing
1x ant farm cover
2x Formicarium plug 4mm
1x ANTCUBE - cork nest 20x20 - standing
1x 0.5m hose, transparent 14/10 mm
1x ANTCUBE - red foil 20x20 - self-adhesive
1x soil - sand-loam beige - 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 hole 27 and hose 10-16 mm - M25
1x Formicarium nut M25 - gray
1x drinker 2ml - 360 degrees
1x feed dispenser 2ml - can be dosed
1x mini thermo-hygrometer analog - display - hanging
1x tweezers spring steel - wide - soft
1x tweezers plastic transparent
1x plastic pipette 3ml
1x hand magnifier - 2-fold - 30mm
1x foam wiper 150x18x2.5mm
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 substrate layer of 2 mm height, so that the animals can not burrow in the arena and instead use the farm provided for this purpose.
Notes on manufacturing
The glass is cut to DIN 1249 with a tolerance of +/- 1mm. For extremely small ant species, additional escape protection is essential.
Notes on the farm
The nest can only be used in a dry formicarium. If the nest is kept permanently moist, the material can go moldy.
When attaching or removing hoses, the following must be observed:
If the hose fits very difficultly on the connection socket, the socket should be rubbed lightly with a drop of our breakout protection oil or powder. The hose should then be pushed onto the socket by turning or screwing movements without loading the socket with up and down movements. The same applies when removing the hoses from the connection socket on the farm. Please don't just pull it off!