Ant Nest V3 - Large - With Temperature and Moisture Monitor (Bluetooth)
Our large nest is perfect for colonies of up to 1000-2000 ants depending on the size of the species. Four natural sponge pieces or plaster pieces, to which water is added, provide the essential moisture needed within the nest and also provide a moisture gradient for the queen and colony to raise their brood.
- Accurately monitor temperature and moisture within the nest
- Strong 3mm Perspex® used throughout the nest
- Natural sponge pieces or plaster to add moisture to the nest
- The sponge or plaster can be removed or replaced at any point if needed.
- Different elevations within the nest
- Standoffs for heat cables supplied
- Connector for use with standoffs included
- PVC Tube Connector included
- Temperature and moisture monitor can be transferred if you buy another HighTechAnts V3 nest.
The nest is supplied with a 3mm clear Perspex lid for viewing within the nest, but also comes with a dark red Perspex lid to keep the nest dark.
A PVC tube connector is supplied with the nest to connect it to an outworld or an arena. The 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 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, and it 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, add 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.
All of our 3D printed nests are supplied with heat cable standoffs. 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.
All acrylic used in this nest is Perspex®.
|Can use a heat cable?||Yes|
|Included Connectors||PVC Tube Connector|
|Moisture Source||Natural Sponge or Plaster|
|Nest Dimensions (without connectors)||180mm x 180mm x 23mm (L x W x H)|
|Temperature and Moisture Monitor included||Yes|
|Module to Module Connector Version||Magnetic|