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Acrylic Ant Nest - Small - With Temperature and Moisture Monitor

Acrylic Ant Nest - Small - With Temperature and Moisture Monitor
Acrylic Ant Nest - Small - With Temperature and Moisture Monitor
Acrylic Ant Nest - Small - With Temperature and Moisture Monitor
Acrylic Ant Nest - Small - With Temperature and Moisture Monitor
Acrylic Ant Nest - Small - With Temperature and Moisture Monitor
Acrylic Ant Nest - Small - With Temperature and Moisture Monitor
Acrylic Ant Nest - Small - With Temperature and Moisture Monitor
Acrylic Ant Nest - Small - With Temperature and Moisture Monitor
Acrylic Ant Nest - Small - With Temperature and Moisture Monitor
Acrylic Ant Nest - Small - With Temperature and Moisture Monitor
Acrylic Ant Nest - Small - With Temperature and Moisture Monitor
Acrylic Ant Nest - Small - With Temperature and Moisture Monitor
Acrylic Ant Nest - Small - With Temperature and Moisture Monitor
Acrylic Ant Nest - Small - With Temperature and Moisture Monitor
Acrylic Ant Nest - Small - With Temperature and Moisture Monitor
£38.99
Ex VAT: £38.99
  • Stock: In Stock
  • Model: Small Acrylic Nest with Temperature and Moisture Monitor
  • SKU: HTA-ASN-WTM

Don't be fooled by the word 'small' here, this nest measures 100mm x 80mm x 20mm without the legs or connectors and is perfect for colonies of up to 500 ants depending on the size of the species. A natural piece of sponge, to which water is added, provides the essential moisture needed within the nest, and also provides a moisture gradient for the queen and colony to raise their brood.


Key Features


  • Accurately monitor temperature and moisture within the nest
  • Strong 3mm clear acrylic and red acrylic top
  • Natural sponge piece to add moisture to the nest
  • Nest legs allow a heat cable to be used
  • 10mm ID/13mm OD Magnect PVC Tube connector included
  • Fine Stainless Steel mesh allows air and moisture to the monitor, but keeps ants out!
  • Temperature and moisture monitor can be transferred if you buy another acrylic HighTechAnts nest


General Information


The nest is made from strong 3mm clear acrylic and also comes with a dark red acrylic lid to keep the nest dark.

A magnetic PVC tube connector is supplied with the nest to connect it to our other modules or outworlds. The PVC tube connector is designed for tube which has an outer diameter of 13mm and an inner diameter of 10mm. Tube can vary slightly in dimensions, but the tube connector is designed to fit the PVC tube in our shop perfectly. The tube also has no writing on it for an extra clear view of the colony.

What makes this nest, and all our nests, special, is the ability to attach our temperature and moisture monitor to it. This nest comes with our temperature and moisture monitor (version 2), and simply attaches to the formicarium with the use of powerful magnets which are located in the nest's wall.

Each species of ant has its own temperature and moisture requirement within the nest. For example, Lasius Niger ants prefer a moisture level of between 10-50% and a temperature of between 20-27°C. In order for your colony to be happy and for your queen to lay eggs at an optimal rate, you should keep the nest within these moisture and temperature ranges. Our temperature and moisture monitor makes this job easy. If the nest is too dry, and a few drops of water and watch the humidity within the nest increase. Or, if the nest is too cold, use a heat cable to raise the temperature. No longer do you need to guess if your nest is at the correct temperature or humidity.

We recommend using a heat cable rather than a heat mat to heat the nest, because a heat cable can be used to heat a certain part of a nest to provide a temperature gradient for your ants. A heat cable can also be used to heat more than one nest at a time. We actually have one of our heat cables heating eight formicariums over a number of shelves.

The small legs on this nest allows for use of a heat cable if wanted. Care must be taken when using a heat cable, and only very low wattage cables should be used. We recommend using these 15w heat cables which we have successfully tested with our nests.

This nest can be completely dismantled if needed for cleaning. Please do not overtighten any of the screws, if you do, this can cause the acrylic to crack. 


Important Information


This is one of our acrylic nests and uses our new magnetic connectors. If you need to purchase any more connectors, please make sure you select the magnetic ones, our non-magnetic ones will not fit. This also features our latest Temperature and Monistore Monitor (Version 2), this will only attach, currently, to our acrylic nests.


Nest Information
Can use a heat cable? Yes
Included Connectors PVC Tube Connector
Moisture Source Natural Sponge
Nest Colour White
Nest Dimensions (without connectors) 100mm x 80mm x 20mm (L x W x H)
Temperature and Moisture Monitor included Yes
General Information
Module to Module Connector Version Magnetic

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