The Hearth is a cavernous-style formicarium intended for medium-sized colonies. The interior of the nest is either a single or double sand-coated chamber with 2 large water towers. The massive chamber is kept hydrated by the use of the water towers and can be additionally controlled by the use of nestmates (optional). Removable glass panels can be changed to museum glass for additional charges. The Hearth can be one sided or two-sided and these sides can be designated to be isolated for future expansion using the options.
NOTE: For founding sized colonies, we recommend the Mini Hearth and Mini Hearth XL.
- Size 2.5" tall x 8" long x 4" wide (63mmmm x 200mm x 100mm)
- Single or double-sided
Large Water Tower (Screen covered apparatus inside habitat for humidity)
- Removable glass panels using magnets
- magnetically attached foraging area
- Side foraging area connection or top foraging area connection
- Stalactites on interior (optional)
- Embedded stones on interior of nest (optional)
- Large Single Carvern or Two Smaller Caverns per side
NOTE: This habitat, if intended for tiny or small ants, needs to be made specifically for those sized ants. We do not recommend it for these size ant species as it has much too large of a main chamber for them. Please leave a comment in the comments box or email us at email@example.com for requests to make these specifically for small ant species. Thank you!
Watch the following YouTube playlist for more information on Tar Heel Ants formicarium options:
Here are some links to the individual options videos:
***Please NOTE! This formicarium, like all of our other formicaria, are hand-made-to-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, Fortress, Hearth, etc.) are shipped within 2-3 weeks (some much sooner!) while other larger formicaria such as the Nucleus, Pioneer and Pinnacle take 3-4 weeks or longer when our volume is heaviest. If you have a need for fast delivery we offer you to take advantage of the expediting service and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this option. Also Check out our Ready-To-Ship pages for immediate shipping opporunities. These can be found on the main website.