• Nucleus (Type II)

    Tar Heel Ants

  • $ 140.00

  • Description

     The Nucleus is a double-sided formicarium from Tar Heel Ants.  The Nucleus formicaria have a number of features that make them different than other formicaria products.  Features such as a two-sided nest, removable glass panels on both sides, substrate-coated chambers, nestmates watering system and water towers, magnetically detachable foraging area, and professionally carved Ytong nest make the Nucleus unique.  This nest is recommended for all species and sizes of ants.  If you feel you have ants that need specialized habitats please contact us for a discussion on modifications at tarheelants@gmail.com.

    The Nucleus II formicarium is made of our Type II*** material which is better at preventing ants from tunneling into the nest material.  Only a few species are capable of this that are commonly kept such as Solenopsis invicta, Tetramorium caespitum, Pogonomyrmex spp. and the Type II material is a much better defense against these pesky ants!  This is only a problem with larger colonies in most cases.  The large water towers included in the Type II Nucleus are sure to please those who have demanding schedules that require some time away from home!

    ***We recommend species such as Messor spp., Pogonomyrmex spp., Solenopsis spp. along with others s be kept in Type II material formicaria due to their ability to damage formicaria.

    Watch this short video for a colony tour in a Nucleus (Type II):

    Nest "Levels" :

    • For large species nest, 3 levels per side
    • For medium species nest, 3 levels per side
    • For tiny-small species nest, 4 levels per side

    What makes the a Nucleus formicarium unique?

    The Nucleus is a double-sided formicarium from Tar Heel Ants.  The Nucleus formicaria have a number of features that make them different than other formicaria products.  Features such as a two-sided nest, removable glass panels on both sides, substrate-coated chambers, nestmates watering system and water towers, magnetically detachable foraging area, and professionally carved Ytong nest make the Nucleus unique.  This nest is recommended for all species and sizes of ants.  If you feel you have ants that need specialized habitats please contact us for a discussion on modifications at tarheelants@gmail.com.

    Features

    • Nest Block Size 4x8x4 inches (100mm x 200mm x 100mm)
    • Foreaging Area Size 4x8x4 inches (100mm x 200mm x 100mm)
    • 3 Large Water Towers (2 one one side, 1 on other)
    • Opposite sides connected by access tunnels (allows sectioning of this formicarium)
    • Acrylic friction-fitting lid for foraging area
    • Magnetically removable foraging area
    • Stainless steel mesh vent
    • Nestmates are optional. What is a nestmate?  Click here to find out.
    • Choice of side panel color
    • Choice of foraging area decor
    • Magnetically removable glass
    • Sand-coated chambers giving your ants multiple surfaces for the various stage of development.
    • 1/2" side entry port for connection to other habitats
    Watch the following YouTube playlist for more information on Tar Heel Ants formicarium options:
    Here are some links to the individual options videos: 

    What comes in the box?  

    The Nucleus formicarium , rubber stoppers, nestmate tubing (optional), blunt-tip syringe for hydration, round feeding dish, Nucleus Formicarium User Guide are emailed.

Nucleus (Type II)

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