The complete starter set includes everything you need.
1 x Black Ant Colony (Lasius niger) queen with 4 – 10 workers. £13.99
1 x HEXANEST ant starter set (Nest, Feeding Module, Tweezers, Test Tube, Pipette, Instructions) £69.99
1 x Principals of keeping ants book £4.99
1 x Ant Food Selection £8
6 x Assorted Ants Jellies £6
1 x A5 Ants UK Notebook £3
1 x A6 Ants UK Notebook £2
The HEXANEST Ant Starter Set contains everything needed to begin keeping your ant colony, just add food and ants.
Ant Starter Set Includes:
1 x Feeding Arena
1 x Ant Nest Module
1 x Test tube
1 x Tweezers
1 x Pipette
1 x User manual
You can purchase additional nest modules or feeding arenas and connect them up to this starter set as needed.
Hole diameter: 8 mm
Height: 60 mm
Width: 120 mm
The Feeding Arena allows ants to search for food and water just like in nature. You can place insects, fruits, water and other food and liquids inside the arena where the ants will find it and bring it back home to the nest module. If needed, a test tube can be placed inside, as well as various decorations creating a real natural environment for your colony.
The arena is built in a way that provides the easiest possible maintenance and clear viewing, while using high quality materials available. The hexagonal white plastic box together with a hexagonal transparent wall is the fundamental part of the ant nest. Then there is a transparent lid with hexagonal hole in the middle through which you can put food and water into the arena. The gray cover with super-tiny air holes is attached to the arena by magnets and prevents the ants from escaping. Even the transparent lid with the hole in the middle can be removed, if needed.
Each arena comes with six white plugs to seal the holes on the sides and four clips to connect the feeding arenas and nest modules together.
Ant Nest Module:
Chamber depth: 10 mm
Hole diameter: 8 mm
Total depth: 20 mm
Outer side to side: 120 mm
The nest module is the home for your ants where they live, sleep, eat and protect themselves. It is also the part of the nest where the queen stays and lays eggs. The nest module simulates the underground chambers dug in the soil in nature.
The nest module is made out of the best quality materials, keeping ease of maintenance and durability in mind. The hexagonal white plastic box with six holes is a fundamental part of the ant nest. Then there is the transparent plexiglass through which you can watch the ants and a removable red cover whose position is secured by magnets. Inside there is a cork nest, providing natural environment for ants and keeping the right amount of humidity inside the nest. The water can be easily added through the holes on the sides. The cork nest can be replaced if needed.
Each module comes with six white plugs to seal the holes on the sides and four clips to connect the arenas and modules together.
Pipete – 0,5 ml plastic pipette for placing liguids inside the arena and for moistening the nest.
Tweezers – help with food manipulation and arena cleaning.
Test tube – 15 x 100 glass test tube for your new queens. Also serves as a water reservoir in the arena.