1x ANTCUBE – Arena 20x20x10 – flat
1x ant arena frame 20×20
1x ant arena cover 20×20
4x fixing point for arena cover
1x ANTCUBE – ant farm – M – 20×20 – standing
2x Formicarium plug 4mm
1x ant farm cover
1x 0,5m tube transparent 14/10 mm
1x ANTCUBE – Red foil 20×20 – self-adhesive
1x Substrate – desert – 1kg
1x Formicarium granules 200ml – beige
1x grid insert – 50mm – stainless steel
1x Formicarium plug for 50mm hole
1x Formicarium plug for 27mm hole
1x grid cap – 10mm – stainless steel
1x tank connector for 27 hole and 10-16 mm hose – M25
1x Formicarium nut M25 – grey
1x Drinking trough 2ml – 360 degrees
1x Feed dispenser 2ml – dosable
1x Mini thermo hygrometer analog – display – hanging
1x Ant escape protection oil 10ml
1x tweezers spring steel – wide – soft
1x tweezers plastic transparent
1x Plastic pipette 3ml
1x Hand magnifier – 2x – 30mm
1x Food Mix Set – standard + sponge (11 parts)
1x foam wiper 150x18x2,5mm
1x Photo back wall – desert – 20×10
This starter set desert is suitable for all ant species living in deserts, steppes or Mediterranean climate.
In the fully transparent farm (nest) the “Soil – Desert” is used to fill the farm. The 50mm holes in the cover can be used to connect additional modules as needed, such as the separately available foggers, fans or lights. Alternatively, matching Formicarien plugs are included to close the openings. Depending on your preference, the formicarium can also be operated open by simply placing the removable frame on top and applying ant escape protection oil to its rim. The “Drinking trough 2ml – 360 degrees” is intended for water, the “Food dispenser 2ml – dosable” for the carbohydrate and protein powder. The “Mini Thermo- Hygrometer analog – display – hanging” can be attached to the frame or the cover and shows the climate values.
Important: Please moisten the substrate before use, so that the mixture can combine and develop a firm hold in the ant farm. In addition, too dry and dusty substrate can lead to blocking the respiratory tract of the ants and in the worst case the animals suffocate.
Recommendation: We recommend a soil layer of 2 mm height, so that the animals cannot burrow into the arena and instead use the farm provided for them. We also recommend lightly pricking the nesting material in the farm (sand/clay, digfix, etc.) at one point to make it easier for the animals to dig in.
Notes on production
The glass is cut according to DIN 1249 with a tolerance of +/- 1mm. For extremely small ants an additional breakout protection is essential.
Note on the farm
When attaching or removing hoses, please note the following:
If the tubing is very difficult to fit onto the connector bushing, the bushing should be lightly rubbed with a drop of our breakout protection oil or powder. The hose should then be pushed onto the bushing by twisting or screwing movements without stressing the bushing with up and down movements. The same applies when removing the hoses from the connection socket of the farm. Please do not simply pull them off!
– EN Instructions for use Starter Set Habitat (PDF 3,21 MB)
– EN Instructions for use – Starter Set Habitat (PDF 3,21 MB)
– ES Manual de instrucciones – Set de inicio Hábitat (PDF 3,21 MB)
– FR Manuel d’instruction – Kit de démarrage Habitat (PDF 3,21 MB)