ALL IN ONE Ant Farm Starter Kit Nest Formicarium

$55.00


Take Ant Keeping to a whole new level with our feature packed All In One design.
A Perfect Starter kit for both the beginner and expert alike.
Designed for small to medium sized ants

All of our All in One and Full Kit designs come with access to a complete picture guide for easy and FAST setup.

Includes the sand, plastic plants, rocks, pebbles, grout and complete instructions to form your own unique ant home!
(pictures show a before and after setup)


FEATURES:
EXPANDING NEST AREA - Great for small colonies just starting up. Once they grow out of their initial space you can pull out the removable tab to reveal a 2nd larger area for lots of expansion room.

FULL HUMIDITY CONTROL in both nest sides via rear slide out drawer so you can re-hydrate or replace the media with ease and without disturbing your colony. (sponge media included!)
Hang on Back water supply w/sponge that is easily removable and removes the drowning risk. An extra sponge is also supplied. (this portal can also house your queen test tube prior to ant nest colonization)

EXPANDABLE - Attached portal adapter allows future expansion possibilities with 1/2" diameter tubing connections and cap so you can add additional nesting areas, habitats or just tubing tunnels! (UPDATE: We just redesigned this expansion connector. It now matches in color and is now accessible from the outside of the unit.)


Measurements:
4.2" Square x 7.25" Tall


With our current spring/summer workload we require up to 7 days prior to shipping

Items shipped via USPS Priority

We are constantly upgrading and tweaking our designs as we discover new ideas to make them better. Sometimes our pictures do not reflect these slight changes but
none of them will alter the design of the nest in any major way so what you see in the pictures is still very close to what you will receive.
Also the colors may vary slightly due to a few things like camera, lighting, internet browsers, monitor display of color and sometimes our supply of materials can change shades and hues

Since all items are made to order we do not offer returns or exchanges.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

3-5 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept cancellations

Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase

I don't accept returns or exchanges

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do these come with or do you sell ants?

No we do not include or sell ants. It is illegal in the USA to transport or ship a queen ant across state lines. Since our units are designed for a colony with a queen we are unable to offer this service. (more info on how to get one below)

Are these Ant Farms like at the pet or Hobby Store?

While these are sometimes called ant farms there is a large difference. Most Ant Farms offer a “mail in option” for ants to purchase. These are usually Harvester Worker Ants that will die off fairly quickly and lack the “colony” aspect due to not having a Queen. While our units can also house these kinds of ants and some people get them as a “starter” option, our units offer the ability to start from a single queen ant that has just started her colony. Also our nesting areas are completely pre-formed and ready for the ants to make their home.

Where can I order a Queen Ant?

It is illegal to ship a Queen Ant across State lines in the USA. There are two options to acquire one. You can catch one around your yard or community during the right time of year based on the type of ant or you can locate an ant farmer within your state and purchase a ready to go colony. There is a project that was started from the people over at Ants Canada called the GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery). They have a directory listed by country and state/province.

How do I go about catching my own queen ant?

All through the spring and summer months multiple queen ants are released from exisiting ant mounds/colonies. Start off by researching what type of ants and when these “nuptial” flights will take place in your region as it really does vary a lot from species and region. I HIGHLY suggest watching these 2 videos in order for further information:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3Kd8IqAiRI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WErTN2e2eUk
These are excellent guides on how to catch and setup the initial home for the queen.

How long will it take to ship out once I place an order?

Currently we are requiring up to 7 days depending on our current workload.

Once I receive my Order how will I know how to set it up?

We include access to a complete easy to follow picture guide with every order so you can have your unit setup in no time.

HELP! The sponge connected to my water tube is leaking into the formicarium! What do I do?

Sometimes the sponge can have a kink in it. Try removing and resetting the sponge a few times first. If this does not help then use the other sponge we supplied in the decoration package. If it is still leaking please contact us right away.

HELP! How do the ants get from one nest into the other? (expandable units)

There is a small “pin” located in the front corner on top of the nests where they connect in the two expandable all in one units. Once you pull that pin out it exposes three holes to allow access to the 2nd side.

On the expandable stand a lone nest designs the partitions are removed and replaced with the included plugs.

They are designed this way so you can start off with a small colony in a smaller space which is more suitable. Once the colony grows and requires more room you pull the pin out. Some people will place a small pebble or twig over the top hole where the pin was removed to make it look better and not create a new entrance.

Reviews (5)

Average:

Fun to set up and looking forward to using it!


Great Formicarium. My son loves it. The directions would be more helpful with images, but it was easy to assemble. My husband and 7 year old set it up today. Thank you!


Amazing! The design and quality is great. My 9 year old is obsessed with ants and has several different ant farms in completely different designs. He is picky about them and doesn’t like any of the setups we currently have. He loves this one. We will be buying more of these in the future for sure. And the price is great, especially if you compare them to similar products. Thank you so much 😊


My mom loves her ant farm. The lid originally arrived cracked and broken and the shop owner was super responsive and sent a free replacement lid out right away.


Loved it!


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