The Pioneer (formerly the Longhouse) formicarium from Tar Heel Ants is our newest addition to the "Hearth" formicarium line. The white, sand-coated interior is the perfect backdrop to highlight your maturing colonies as they grow. Each Pioneer formicarium comes with two-levels of chambers for medium to large species and three for small (and an increase in cost as well).
- Dimenions: 15" x 3.5" x 3.5" Nest and Foraging Area
- Top-mounted foraging area for a more realistic approach to ants foraging
- Removable vent using strong magnets for easy feeding and maintenance
- Optional foraging area styles
- Interior nest options: Embedded stones (quartz, crystals, etc.), alternative layout options available with customization requests (email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your designs)
- Water Towers, filled from outside the nest, are added for humidity control
- Nestmates - Optional for an increased fee (additional modifications for hydration and ventilation)
- Paint and high gloss finished for durability and moisture retention
- One-of-a-kind hand-molded nest chambers using methods developed in house for molding sand-coated chambers
****Please indicate in the comment section what color (gold, chrome, red, blue, black, etc.) for the exterior finish of your Longhouse. Email us for any questions!
***Please 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 (some much sooner!) while other larger formicaria such as the 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 email@example.com for more information about this option.