The Size 2åÊnest is ideal for a founding queen and her first few workers or a small / young colony up to about 50 adult workers. It contains 2 chambers which areåÊ4cm x 2cm in size.
Our latest range of acrylic horizontal ant nests provide maximum nesting capacity in the smallest of space with the added benefits of a crystal clear view of your entire colony - great for taking photos!
These nests come in a range of sizes and capacities to suit many ant species and budgets.
OuråÊNest eXpansion System uses easy to use 'sawtooth' connectors which allow you to expand the capacity of your nest without the need for any tubing.
A range of sawtooth connectors for various functions including queen excluders and outworld connectors will be available soon.
Each nest has a humidityåÊchamber whichåÊprovides a humidity gradient throughout the nest.
Our nests are available in a range of connector size options. In most cases you would want the 9mm connector which is the medium size.
Use the table below to help determine the connector size you require. Use the length of theåÊqueen as the size guide.
|Ant Size (Length)||åÊConnector Size||Chamber Depth||SizeåÊCode||Notes|
|Very Small (1-5mm)||6mm||3mm||S||Ideal for Pheidole pallidula and Temnothorax sp. Care should be taken with very small species to prevent escapes. A small amount of silicone sealant around the flange of the connector will provide a good airtight seal yet still allow the connector to be removed in the future.|
|Small / Medium (5-16mm)||9mm||6mm||M||This is suitable for most species such as Lasius niger, Messor barbarus and smalleråÊCamponotus species.|
|LargeåÊ(15-20mm)||13mm||9mm||L||This is suitable for most Camponotus species.|
|Very Large (20-25mm)||13mm||12mm / 15mm||LP / LPP||Not advisable in Size 1 or 2 Nests|
All our products are designed and manufactured in the UK.
New to ant keeping? Our staff are available on the phone during office hours and available by email 24/7. We also have our own dedicated support forum at Ant Keeping ForumåÊ(www.antkeepingforum.com) - join up and get a great deal of helpful information, support, offers and more.
Product Dimensions:åÊ7.5cm x 6cm