Mushroom nest small
This 3D printed nest sits on a water reservoir. The nest has a so-called mushroom plug that absorbs water from the reservoir on the bottom. This way the plug brings moisture to the nest and can be used as a drinking source for your ants.
This 3D printed nest of 7,5 x 5 x 2 cm sits on a water reservoir. The nest has a so-called mushroom plug that absorbs water from the reservoir on the bottom. This way the plug brings moisture to the nest and can be used as a drinking source for your ants. The nest has 2 openings of 8 mm diameter Adapters can be connected to these openings. The nest comes with the following accesories:
Connector for 8 mm tubing.
Connector for 15 mm test tube
Connecter to close off opening
A removable lid is also included with the nest. This will allow you to keep the nest dark but also easily have a quick look inside. Additionally, the acrylic cover can easily be removed to clean out the nest once your colony moves out, allowing you to reuse it.
7x5x3 cm (outer edge)
Nests are shipped assembled. All our nests have a humidification system. A syringe is supplied with each nest that can be used to refill the water reservoir.
Our acrylic nests have one or more moisture chambers with a sponge. This absorbs the water and releases it slowly to provide the nest with moisture for a longer period of time. At the top of each moisture chamber there is a small opening in which you can add water to moisten the nest again. After a long period of drying (and therefore also during the first use) it is sometimes more efficient to open the nest, remove the sponge and immerse it in water for a while.
After adding water, it will be absorbed between the acrylic plates by capilarity and thus spread throughout the nest.
The nest can be taken apart by removing the screws. You can do this by loosening the nuts at the bottom.
3D printed nest
There are two types of 3D print nests.
The first option is the mushroom nests. These nests are on a water reservoir. The water reservoir can be refilled on the side through the opening provided.
The bottom of the nest contains an opening in which the so-called “mushroom plug” is placed.
This plug just fits through the opening and extends to the bottom of the water reservoir. This draws moisture from the water reservoir upwards, so that the nest is moistened and ants also have access to it.
The second kind, just like the acrylic nests, has a moisture chamber. This is connected to the nest by a grid. After adding cotton wool or a sponge, this room can be moistened (photos not available at the moment).