Tar Heel Ants has been a full-service ant supply shop in North America since 2012. We ship our products internationally through the USPS and have shipped to almost 20 countries around the world to date. To ensure the safe arrival of your formicaria and ant keeping supplies, we use the best quality shipping materials. We are a equally dedicated to the improving the hobby of ant keeping through research. Our products have originated from standard framed nests on a request basis from customers and we now have our own unique line of formicaria which have come together in the Nucleus and many other products. Check us out at www.tarheelants.com!
Features of formicaria (some features are specific to particularl designs):
- Magnetically attached faces for easy cleaning (Nucleus, custom order requests)
- Tar Heel Ants Growth Chambers to get your colonies going strong in the beginning. We recommend these over the use of test tubes.
- Professionally carved Ytong nest blocks
- Tar Heel Ants proprietary substrate mixture (Growth Chambers, coated chambers and tunnels, framed nests etc.)
- Tar Heel Ants proprietary hydration network
- Tar Heel Ants proprietary water towers (installed in 100% of formicaria now)
- All natural dyes to suit your color preferences
- Painted exteriors for protection and aesthetics
- Custom requests and designs
- Frequent reviews and updates of our existing formicaria based on your feedback
- Lots more!
Hydration packs are now available. These replace the need for needles (syringe and needle still accompanies all formicaria) for injecting water into the hydration system. The time needed for hydration is cut dramatically as well.
6x10 Nucleus size available now
Price adjustment (increase) for the Nucleus formicaria. As previously announced, Nucelus foraging areas were included free for a limited time. Other features that were added such as the wooden base, use of anti-glare glass panes, stronger magnets, silicone seal around the glass for hydration retention and containment of tiny ants were also taken into account for the price increase. We still feel this is an excellent value for your colonies, something that can be used over and over!
The deadline for entering a free formicarium (2 now!) drawing is July 4th at midnight EST! By purchasing one of the packages on the special offers page (Nucleus package, Haven package, Growth Chamber Package) you will be entered in for a chance to win a HUGE Dueling Formicarium formicarium which you will design yourself if you like. Second prize is the Buried Traditions formicarium (Again customized by you as far as tunnel size, color, style etc.). Both come with HQ acylic boxes and glass lids ($50 value for these alone).
Every entry can win and each person can enter as many times as they like. The Growth Chamber package alone discounts the total bundle by over 50%. The Haven and Nucelus packages are also amazing deals as well. If you are going to have a need for starting queens this year or want to get your friends involved, The Growth Chamber package gives you six founding chambers plus a couple of extra goodies.
All the packages can be seen here : http://www.tarheelants.com/products-page/special-offers-page
We have added some major additions to our formicaria in the last couple of months, most notably The Nucleus, Devolve Chambers, and the addition of water towers inside all of our formicaria. The water tower may be the most significant single addition since we opened in 2012, as it allows for a controlled level of humidity within portions of the formicarium.
We have more coming (probably have heard that before if you have been checking in with us in the past!) but are very focused on orders right now during peak season as well. Thank you to everyone for your support and we will update this original post again soon!
Corner Pocket and Dueling Formicarium:
And finally, The Nucleus, currently the most popular formicarium (video on the homepage at www.tarheelants.com)