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Basic test tube setup
A basic set for housing a small test tube colony. The small ventilation plug in the box can be popped out to connect a second tube if necessary.
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Budget outworld box
Taking care of a colony is easier and more fun if they have access to an outworld. This quick and cheap solution comes with a 'plafluon' frame lid to apply an extremely dependable barrier on.
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Budget outworld box, 10 pieces
Having access to cheap, but very escape-proof boxes to contain ants of even a small colony for a while, is so incredibly handy you'll quickly find yourself wishing you had more of these.
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Clean sand substrate 400ml
With a simple 'test-tube-in-a-box' setup it's often not a bad idea to add a thin layer of clear sand, adding benefits like ease of cleaning, stability and helping out the ants in some ways.
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Cocos substrate 2 liter
The most popular substrate material for ants because of it's water-retention capabilities. Sold as solid 'peat' blocks, just soak it in water to loosen it up and make itl expand enormously.
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Complete test tube setup
A complete set for housing a small test tube colony. Comes with some basic tools, a second test tube for relocation, connectors, ventilated stoppers, fluon and instructions.
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Connector L-shape ⌀6 mm (for 9 mm tube)
A translucent PP connector for tubes with an inner diameter ranging from 5 to 7mm. This connector is used for our ⌀9-6mm tube.
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Connector T-shape ⌀10 mm (for 10-14 mm tube)
A translucent PP connector for tubes with an inner diameter ranging from 9 to 11mm. This connector is used for our ⌀14-10mm tube.
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Connector T-shape ⌀12mm (for 12-16 mm tube)
A translucent PP connector for hoses with an inner diameter ranging from 11 to 13mm. Not a size currently used by AntHeap, but available for when occasionally needed.
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Connector T-shape ⌀4mm (for 4-5 mm slang)
A translucent PP connector for hoses with an inner diameter ranging from 3 to 5mm. Not a size currently used by AntHeap, but available for when occasionally needed.
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Connector T-shape ⌀6 mm (for 6-9 mm tube)
A translucent PP connector for tubes with an inner diameter ranging from 5 to 7mm. This connector is used for our ⌀9-6mm tube.
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Heating mat, 15x15 cm, 5 watt
A simple heating mat with a temperature knob. Only partially heat a colony's setup to ensure the ants have a place to cool down!
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Hempfiber substrate 200 gram
This coarse substrate is favored for nest building by ants like Polyrhachis dives and Formica rufa. It's also a clean option for a natural outworld substrate layer.
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Large "Matthew" 3d-nest with mushroom
Our largest 3D-printed nest for high-humidity species with larger colonies. The size and hydration allows turning it into a substrate nest. Connects through four 14mm openings. 16.5 x 12cm
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Large 'Matthew' 3d-nest with mesh hydration
Our largest 3D-printed nest, aimed at the large ant species and large colonies of smaller ones. A gradient from medium humidity to low. Very good connectivity through four 14mm type openings. 16.5 x 12cm
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Medium "Matthew" 3d-nest with mesh hydration
Reliable all-purpose nest for middle-sized ants or adolescent colonies of small species. An average humidity gradient and destruction-resistant. Connects through two 9mm tube openings. 11 x 8.5 cm.
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Medium "Matthew" 3d-nest with mushroom
An popular choice and suitable for medium and small species. The medium nest-size allows for a humidity gradient and partial heating. Connects through two 9mm tube openings. 11 x 8.5 cm.
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Mesh size 60 10x10cm
This RVS mesh is too fine for even the smallest ants can't get through. Calculate total surface area and order per 100 cm2. Comment the actual dimensions when confirming your order.
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Plaster white HB 70, 1 kilogram
Use our dental plaster and prevent ants from easily chewing up your selfmade plaster nests. The harness is expressed in the Brinell scale, where standard modelling plaster is only HB 40. Follow the instructions!
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Plaster yellow HB 85, 1 kilogram
Use our dental plaster and prevent ants from easily chewing up your selfmade plaster nests. The harness is expressed in the Brinell scale, where standard modelling plaster is only HB 40. Follow the instructions!
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Replacement hydration mushroom
Even our extra-hard plaster 'mushrooms' won't last forever. Break the replacement to the correct length with a knife and boil the tube collar to stretch it.
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Screw connector large for 19mm tubing
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Screw connector medium for ⌀14 mm tubing
A handy bolt-style connector to connect 14 mm tubing for when you want to build your own custom outworld. Requires a 20 mm diameter hole to fit.
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Screw connector medium for ⌀9 mm tubing
A handy bolt-style connector to connect 9 mm tubing for when you want to build your own custom outworld. Requires a 20 mm diameter hole to fit.
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Small "Matthew" 3d-nest with mushroom
Meant for species preferring higher humidy. Appropiate for when these usually smaller species have outgrown their test tube. Connects through two 9mm tube openings. 8 x 6 cm.
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Small 'Matthew' 3d-nest with mesh hydration
Most beginner-friendly choice as their colony's first nest for middle or smaller-sized ants. Reliable hydration and very low wear. Connects through two 9mm tube openings. 8 x 6 cm.
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Small feeding box for test tubes, 5 pieces
Connect a cheap outworld to your small test tube colonies for easier feeding and a place to dump garbage.
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Test tube Extension connector, 3 tube set, clay
Our Extention connectors make it easy to create multi-tube setups. Like for providing an additional dry tube to granivorous species, or hibernating colonies that don't fit in a single tube.
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Test tube Quad Basic connector set, white
This connector block allows for an extreme amount of flexibility in creating a suitable test tube setup for your colony. The door plugs allow you to open up and close off tubes when needed.
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Test tube Quad Basic connector set, clay
This connector block allows for an extreme amount of flexibility in creating a suitable test tube setup for your colony. The door plugs allow you to open up and close off tubes when needed.
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Test tube Quad Extension connector set, clay
This connector block allows for much flexibility in creating a suitable test tube setup for your colony. The door plugs allow you to open up and close off tubes when needed. This version also has an Extension connector.
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Tube ⌀14-10mm, per 10 cm length
A PVC tube with 14mm outer and 10mm inner diameters. A standard size for large ant species, high traffic connections or to allow dragging medium-sized prey items into the nest.
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Tube ⌀14-10mm, per 1m length
A PVC tube with 14mm outer and 10mm inner diameters. A standard size for large ant species, high traffic connections or to allow dragging medium-sized prey items into the nest.
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Tube ⌀9-6mm, per 10 cm length
A PVC tube with 9mm outer and 6mm inner diameters. A standard size for small-sized ant species though even a Camponotus queen can squeeze through if they really need to.
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Tube ⌀9-6mm, per 1m length
A PVC tube with 9mm outer and 6mm inner diameters. A standard size for small-sized ant species though even a Camponotus queen can squeeze through if they really need to.
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Ventilated stopper Ø9 mm, 10 pieces
A universal stopper to quickly and cleanly close off 9 mm connectors in our assortment. The stopper has holes providing ventilation, but be wary with extremely destructive ant species.