ANTCUBE Starter Set – 20×20 – Desert
This Starter Set Desert is suitable for all ant species living in deserts, steppes or Mediterranean climate.
In the fully transparent farm (nest), the "Soil - Desert" is used to fill the farm. If required, additional modules can be connected via the 50mm holes in the cover, such as the separately available foggers, fans or lights. Alternatively, matching 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 rim. The "Drinker 2ml - 360 degrees" is intended for water, the "Food dispenser 2ml - dosable" for the carbohydrate and protein powder. The "Mini Thermo- Hygrometer analog - display - hanging" 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 covering 20x20
4x fixation point for arena cover
1x ANTCUBE - antfarm - L - 20x20 - detached
2x Formicarium plug 4mm
1x ant farm cover
1x 0,5m flexible tube transparent 14/10 mm
1x ANTCUBE - Red screen 20x20 - self-adhesive
1x Soil - desert - 1kg
1x formicarium granulate 200ml - beige
1x grid insert - 50mm - stainless steel
1x Formicarium plug for 50mm bore
1x Formicarium plug for 27mm bore
1x grid cap - 16mm - stainless steel
1x Basin connector hole 27 and hose 10-16 mm - M25
1x Formicarium nut M25 - grey
1x drinker 2ml - 360 degrees
1x feed dispenser 2ml - dosable
1x Mini thermo- hygrometer analogue - Display - hanging
1x ant escape protection oil 10ml
1x tweezer spring steel - wide - soft
1x plastic tweezers transparent
1x plastic pipette 3ml
1x Hand magnifier 2fold - 30mm
1x foam wiper 150x18x2.5mm
1x Photo Background - desert - 20x10
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. We also recommend lightly pricking the nesting material in the farm (sand/clay, digfix, etc.) in one place to make it easier for the animals to start digging.
Note about production
The glass is cut according to DIN 1249 with a tolerance of +/;- 1mm. For extremely small ant species, additional ant escape protection is essential.
Note about the ant farm
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 slightly 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!