Ant Nest V2 - Medium - With Temperature and Moisture Monitor
Our medium nest is perfect for colonies of up to 2000 ants depending on the size of the species. Two natural sponge pieces, to which water is added, provides the essential moisture needed within the nest, and also provides two moisture gradients for the queen and colony to raise their brood.
- Accurately monitor temperature and moisture within the nest
- Ability to add another temperature and moisture monitor to have 'Dual Zones'
- Strong 3mm Perspex® used throughout the nest
- Natural sponge pieces to add moisture to the nest
- Standoffs for heat cables supplied
- Utilises our new magnetic connectors
- Temperature and moisture monitor can be transferred if you buy another HighTechAnts nest
The nest is supplied with a 3mm clear Perspex lid for to view 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 one of our temperature and moisture monitors, and it simply attaches to the formicarium with the use of powerful magnets which are located in the nest's wall. You can also purchase an additional temperature and moisture monitor to have two temperature and moisture zones.
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.
An optional complete blackout lid can be
purchased for this nest. The red lid is perfect for most species of ant
but there are a few fussy species out there who need absolute darkness.
The blackout lid provides this, and he can found here.
All acrylic used in this nest is Perspex®.
*** Please note, this nest ships with ONE temperature monitor, an additional unit, if needed, can be purchased here ***
|Can use a heat cable?||Yes|
|Included Connectors||PVC Tube Connector|
|Moisture Source||Natural Sponge|
|Nest Dimensions (without connectors)||100mm x 120mm x 23mm (L x W x H)|
|Temperature and Moisture Monitor included||Yes|
|Module to Module Connector Version||Magnetic|