Ytong Pro Kit (size 1)
Ytong is a fantastic nest material for species requiring higher humidity. These gorgeous nests are a proven success for many ant species including, but not limited to Myrmica, Manica and Pheidole. Ytong has long be heralded as one of the best materials for constructing ant nests. It is the premier brand of AAC, with far greater structural integrity than others available on the market. This means that there are less internal cracks, holes and imperfections, along with its unique white colour. With a natural wicking ability it is able to keep a humid environment where required for moisture loving species. Each of our Ytong nests are made with precision CNC cutting technology with the interior chambers being routed for equal depth and symmetry. Good ventilation is vital for any formicarium to avoid stagnant air. In the wild, the ants would create a ventilation tunnel network to achieve this. The acrylic covers have 0.2mm ventilation holes to ensure air exchange. This also helps with temperature gradients inside, which is pivotal for all species and their brood. This Ytong Pro size 1 nest has deep internal chambers of 15mm, and will accommodate both small and large species with ease. The hydration chamber contains a high density medical grade sponge to help keep the nest moisture as you intend. The exterior of the nests have been treated with several coats of inert, ant safe, waterproof product. This seals over 95% of the porous Ytong, helping to retain humidity whilst letting the nest breathe. All our nests are made from genuine Ytong...beware of imitations. Next we have the Elite size 1 outworld with a vented removable lid and two connection ports. This is perfect for feeding your colony without disturbance, and allows more nests and outworlds to be connected as the workers numbers grow. The included test tube adaptor accepts test tubes from 14-17mm so that you can attach these to the outworld to aid moving your colony. Our included 3ml HoneyDew™️ feeder fits inside the founding outworld to provide your ants with a safe and secure drinking source. Each feeder allows 360 degree access with extra safety mesh build into the design to ensure no lost workers. A feeding dish helps to keep the outworld nice and clean, which is easy to remove and wash. Contains: 1 x Ytong Pro (size 1) - Dimensions: 100 x 55 x 30mm 1 x Red acrylic cover 1 x length of 10mm OD tubing 1 x Elite Outworld (size 1) 1 x Jelly pot 1 x feeding dish 1 x 10ml dropper bottle 1 x 3ml HoneyDew™️ feeder Note: We do not recommend Ytong for Messor Barbarus, who will chew the nest. Please see our BlackOut kit for a more suitable setup.