ANTCUBE Starter Set M – 20×20cm – Digfix
- Sku: TANT3553S
- Vendor: Antcube
1x Cricket Jam 25g
1x ANTCUBE – Arena 20x20x10 – flat
1x Ant arena frame 20×20
1x ant arena cover 20×20
4x fixing point for arena cover
1x ANTCUBE – Ant farm – M – 20×20 – upright
1x ANTCUBE – Digfix plate 20×20 – M
1x 0,5m tube transparent 14/10 mm
1x ANTCUBE – Red foil 20×20 – filter
1x adhesive clamps – transparent 2 pcs.
1x substrate – sand-clay beige – 200g
1x grid insert – 50mm – stainless steel
1x Formicarien plug for 50mm hole
1x Formicarium plug for 27mm hole
1x Formicarium cap for 10mm socket
1x tank hose connector 27-14,16,20 mm – transparent
1x Drinking trough 2ml – 360 degrees
1x drinking trough clear 20ml – sponge
1x bowl clear 1×20 – sponge
1x Mini thermo-hygrometer analog – display – hanging
1x Ant escape protection oil 10ml
1x Tweezers spring steel – wide – soft
1x Tweezers plastic transparent
1x Plastic pipette 3ml
1x hand magnifier – 2x – 30mm
1x foam wiper 150x18x2.5mm
Digfix starter set is suitable for various ant species, especially species nesting in sand and in (dead) wood. It can be kept both dry and slightly moist.
The “ANTCUBE – Digfix plate” can be inserted into the fully transparent farm. The ants dig their tunnels and chambers into the material themselves. If required, further modules can be connected via the 50mm holes in the cover, such as the separately available foggers, fans or lighting. Alternatively, matching Formicarien plugs are included to close the openings. If desired, the formicarium can also be operated openly by simply attaching the removable frame and applying ant escape protection oil to its rim. The “Drinking trough 2ml – 360 degrees” is intended for honey/sugar solution, the “Drinking trough clear 20ml – sponge” for water. The “Mini thermo-hygrometer” can be attached to the frame or the cover and displays the climate values.
Important: Please moisten the substrate before use, so that the mixture can combine and develop a firm hold in the ant farm. In addition, too dry and dusty substrate can lead to blocking the respiratory tract of the ants and in the worst case the animals suffocate.
Recommendation: We recommend a soil layer of 2 mm height, so that the animals cannot burrow into the arena and instead use the farm provided for them. We also recommend that the nesting material in the farm (sand/clay, Digfix, etc.) is lightly pricked in one place to make digging easier for the animals.
Note: The nest can be used in dry and wet formicarium. If the nest is kept permanently moist (too wet), mold may form due to food residue.
Note on Digfix: The natural color shade can vary between green / gray-brown and earth brown. The color shade has no influence on the quality.
Notes on production
The glass is cut according to DIN 1249 with a tolerance of +/- 1mm. In the case of extremely small ant species, additional breakout protection is essential.
Note on the farm
When attaching or detaching hoses, please note the following:
If the tubing is very difficult to fit onto the connector bushing, the bushing should be lightly rubbed with a drop of our breakout protection oil or powder. The hose should then be pushed onto the bushing by twisting or screwing movements, without stressing the bushing with up and down movements. The same applies when removing the hoses from the connection socket of the farm. Please do not simply pull them off!
Notes on the Cricket Jam:
Our Cricket Jam is an easy way to provide your ants with freshly preserved protein food without having to feed live insects. The contained crickets (Acheta domesticus) have been gently cooked to ensure that nutritional values, taste and aroma are preserved. In addition, the chitinous shell of the insects is softened in this way so that it can be digested more easily. The bonds of the collagen proteins are broken down so that the ants can utilize them better. Canned Acheta domesticus has the same nutritional value as live crickets, but is easier to digest.
The Cricket Jam is not suitable for hunting ant species that require live food. (e.g. ponerines (great ants) such as Harpegnathos or Odontomachus)
Can be portioned and diluted with water
Sterilized and vacuum-packed
Crickets from sustainable, purely organic breeding, fed with organic waste
Can be kept in the fridge for about four days after opening. Longer shelf life if frozen.
Attention: First portion, then freeze.
ANTCUBE Starter Set M – 20×20cm – Digfix