This ant housing consists of a taller square main tank for the main nest and a secondary arena connected via a pvc tube.
The connecting tube is approx 12mm, I used a slightly wider tube as I have found that the small diameter tube attracts too much moisture inside which can cause mould to form
The larger tube provides a better airflow also With my colony of harvester ants they occasionally drop seeds in the smaller tube causing a blockage
The arena is vented by four small holes, the holes should be too small for most ants
I always use a PTFE Liquid around the top of all my ant enclosure for extra security
The photo shows an example of my set up the item you will be buying is just the
Housing 100mm L X 100mm W X 140mm H
Arena 70mm L X 70mm W X 60mm H
EMPTY HOUSING NO DECOR INCLUDED.
The second photo shows a customers set up using the main tank
(if you want the item unvented to add your own vents please email)
We also provided a bespoke unit to the BBC which was used in the children's programme mini beast adventures
BBC BESPOKE ANT SET