AntHill X8 Gypsum
Ant farm AntHill X8 Gypsum is a gypsum nest combined with arena.
The nest is made of gypsum and framed with acrylic from all sides to prevent excessive moisture evaporation. For autonomic humidify there are 2 chambers with hydrogel which serves as a barrier for excessive moistening, as well as a buffer that retains moisture with a lack of moisture.
Autonomic maintenance of humidity level within 10-14 days.
The total volume of the nest chambers is 110 cm3.
Nest dimensions: 200 x 105 x 20 mm.
This nest is suitable for almost all species except Atta/Acromyrmex (Leaf ants) and Oecophylla (Weaver ants).
Maximum number of colony with the average size of individuals and filling 70% of the nest:
- 4 mm: ~ 7000 pcs;
- 8 mm: ~ 700 pcs;
- 15 mm: ~ 400 pcs.
Nest's space is divided by partitions into 6 independent compartments, which provides fine tuning of the nest when the residential space of the young colony expands.
Red film, enclosing ants from such an irritating factor as light, is made with technological cutouts to fit closely to the viewing glass of the front wall of the nest.
The delivery set includes a drinking bowl made of a test tube with outside diameter 16 mm and length 150 mm.
If there is a need to expand the arena space and also to connect the nests on the side walls are provided 2 holes with inside diameter 12 mm.
Overall dimensions of arena: 230 х 190 х 130 mm.
The cover of the arena has dimensions of 160 x 120 mm.
As you could already see the AntHill X8 Gypsum has 4 independent entrances / exits to the arena, so you can arrange several access points to the socket and connect these holes to each other with a tube and thus organize the branched system of socket nests.
The walls of the formicarium are made of acrylic 3 mm thickness, this provides rigidity and reliability of the structure.
Completely new knots of wall bracing between walls provide excellent durability and prevent any gaps between parts.
Overall dimensions of formicarium: 260 х 200 х 110 mm.