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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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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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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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Feeding box for test tube
When test tube colony becomes unmanageable during feeding or has too much garbage, but is not yet ready for an actual nest, connecting a cheap feeder box is the perfect solution.
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Feeder box for test tube, 10 pieces
When taking care of many small colonies, connecting feeder boxes to them will save an ant keeper so much time and headache, many of our customers end up buying lots of these.
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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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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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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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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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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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Nest Ytong 'Matthew', inner walls
With a good coating and a large water reservoir, this Ytong nest outperforms most competitors on the market. The added inner walls provide extra surface area for large amounts of workers.
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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 and a hole for one of our connectors.
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Budget outworld box, 10pcs
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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Outworld Large, 30x20x20cm
A good size outworld for most adult colonies. The large dimentions even allow it to be used as a vivarium. The two exchangable connectors come standard with a 9mm and a 14mm diameter.
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Outworld Small, 20x12x12cm
An excellent choice for a colony's first outworld. The lid with mesh keeps the ants in and flies out. The two exchangable connectors come standard with a 9mm and a 14mm diameter.
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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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Stacking floor - Mepal large - 1 cm
These floors are meant for acrylic boxes of Mepal. Either use them in a 'lasagna-technique' substrate nest, or to create a size-efficient nest setup for very large 'dry' colonies.
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Stacking floor - Mepal large - 2 cm
These floors are meant for acrylic boxes of Mepal. Either use them in a 'lasagna-technique' substrate nest, or to create a size-efficient nest setup for very large 'dry' colonies.
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Stacking floor - Mepal large - 3 cm
These floors are meant for acrylic boxes of Mepal. Either use them in a 'lasagna-technique' substrate nest, or to create a size-efficient nest setup for very large 'dry' colonies.
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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.
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Sand substrate 200 ml
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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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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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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Complete test tube setup
A complete set for housing a small test tube colony. Comes with a replacement tube and fluon. The small ventilation plug in the box can swap into second tube for relocating your colony.
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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.