• Casita (Original)

    Tar Heel Ants

  • $ 69.99

  • Description

    The Casita, removable glass offers a significant change to the original Casita formicarium that allows quick, easy access to your formicarium for cleaning and removal of trash by way of magnetic glass panels.

    What makes the Casita Unique?

    The Casita formicarium is designed to make the most out of a small space.  In addition to a water tower and direct hydration tube into the nest for humidity control, the Casita also has a gravity reservoir installed above the congregation chamber located in the "heart" of the nest area.  The Casita is Tar Heel Ants first formicarium designed specifically for tiny and small species of ants (also available for larger species using the drop-down menus during ordering).


    • Size 4x5x4 inches (100mm x 125mm x 100mm)
    • Professionally hand-carved Ytong nest
    • Choice of nest color (all-natural)
    • Water Tower (filled from outside panel of formicarium)
    • Gravity Well (click here for more information)
    • Optional Removable Glass
    • Optional Glass Type (Standard or Museum Glass)
    • Acrylic friction-fitted lid
    • Dual-ventilation system
    • Micro screen vent on lid
    • Ideal for tiny to medium sized species
    • Choice of decor (limited due to space, very minimal)
    • 1/2" (standard) connection port in foraging area

    What comes in the box?  

    The Casita formicarium, a rubber stopper, syringe for hydration, round feeding dish, Casita Formicarium User Guide (NEW!), and business card.

    Additional Information: 

    In addition to the water tower and direct hydration tubing for adding moisture to your formicarium the Casita also has a gravity well.  See diagram below.  When this hidden well is filled, water passes through a tiny tube down into the gravity well and is then dispersed slowly into the surrounding areas.  Tip:  If you are going on vacation and will be away from your ants for a period of days, fill this well daily on days before leaving to "load" your formicaria with additional moisture.  We recommend the regular use of this well every 3-4 days typically and should be used in conjunction with the Casita's water tower.

     Customization options:  Please use these options to further modify your formicaria.  Leave notes about this in the comments field when checking out.  Some modifications will require additional fees.  Send questions about these to tarheelants@gmail.com.

    • Lower Nest Entrance for cleaning/connection options
    • Nestmate Tubing (1/4" maximum for Casita) for additonal hydration
    • Halves connected by one tunnel for expansion


    ***Please read this NOTE!  This formicarium, like all of our other formicaria, are hand-made-to-order.  Planning, preparation, and a lot of care go into every single formicaria, every single order.  We strive to get your orders completed as soon as we can but as volume of orders picks up during the busy seasons (November through January and May to August/September) we cannot meet our normal quoted shipping times.  Please order in advance if possible to give us time to get your formicaria shipped in time to meet your needs.  Most small formicaria (founding formicaria plus some like the Casita, Piece of Haven etc.) are shipped within 7-10 days from the time of ordering while other larger formicaria such as the Pioneer and Pinnacle take 2-3 weeks or longer when our volume is heaviest.  If you have a need for fast delivery we offer you to take advantage of our expediting service.  This can be added to your order by adding 20% to the price of the formicarium you are ordering.  Charges can be added using the Expediting Fee Option on the Additional Charges Page of our website.

Casita (Original)

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