The Casita Type III is a new formicarium from Tar Heel Ants. This nest is ideal for small species that are consider "escape artisits" along with other ant species. The Casita II ant habitat is based off the original Casita design (product link here).
***This is now a Type III formicarium***
Please Note: Type III Casita levels are as follows: Tiny, Small, are four levels. Medium-Large Species is 3 levels.
The Casita III standard option set includes:
- a two-sided nest
- 4x4x4" (100mm x 100mm x 100mm) nest block
- 4x4x4" (100mm x 100mm x 100mm) foraging area on top
- 2 Large Water Towers (Screen covered apparatus inside habitat for humidity)
- professionally molded naturalistic tunnels and chambers
- magnetically removable glass
- 3rd side
- museum glass
- foraging area decor
- museum quality foraging area
Painting: Standard Painting for the Casita Type III is as seen in photos. The nest sides are not painted.
The Casita Type III is a Type III nest which means we use a different base material for the ants home. This material is much stronger than our Type I (Ytong) material and holds higher humidity due to the absorbtion rate of the nest and other properties. Thus we recommend this nest for ants in need of a higher humidity environment such as Aphaenogaster sp., Brachymyrmex sp., Pogonomyrmex sp., among others. If you use the Casita III for ants that prefer dryer nests such as Camponotus sp., Lasius sp., Formica sp. we recommend using the option boxes to add nestmates to the Casita II you are ordering. This will allow you to use the nestmates as ventilation points and create a more defined moisture gradient at times during the colonies life within the nest for your dryer-inclined species. Using the options allows you to customize the Casita III and make it a suitable for all ant species!
What comes in the box with your Casita Type III? Stoppers, nest unit and foraging area (attached), syringe and blunt-tip adapter, and other accessories where needed (nestmates, add-ons etc.). We also will email out a Casita PDF instruction guide upon request via email.