Frequently Asked Questions
How are your products made?
All of our products are made using high-tech '3D Printing', this allows us to create a multitude of different items, the only downside is that '3D Printing' takes a lot of time, thats why we have a slightly longer processing time than other ant shops that don't use this type of technology.
Is '3D Printing' safe for ants?
'3D Printing' is a safe and reliable method of creating ant nests, so rest assured that your ants will be totally safe in our products.
What ants can I keep with your products?
All of our accessories are suitable for virtually all species of ant, ranging from Lasius To Polyrhachis and even Myrmecia.
The tubing that I recieved doesn't fit into the nest/outworld?
The tubing supplied with our products is guaranteed to fit into the intended ports, you may find that dipping the tubing into boiling water for around 10 seconds and then trying to fit it into the nests will allow it to fit with more ease, if this is not the case, please contact us and we will be more than happy to help.
How often should I hydrate your nests?
This question is dependant on what species you are trying to keep, species such as 'Lasius' will require hydration around every 3-4 days, however 'humid loving' species such as 'Myrmica' will require hydration every 1-2 days.
I have an idea for a new product, can you make it?
We love hearing all ideas about new products, if you have an idea, you are more than welcome to contact us about it and if it is a great idea, it may even get made into a product!
Ant Keeping Questions
What species would you reccomend for a first time ant-keeper?
Thats great that you are thinking about getting into ant-keeping!
What setup would you recommend for starting out in ant-keeping?
We would reccomend a 'Founding Kit', this provides you with everything you need to start ant keeping (Except protein) and it allows you to keep your colony in the test tube that they arrived in, therefore preventing stress.
When can I put my colony into a nest?
We would reccomend placing your colony into a nest once they have around 20-30 workers, this is to make sure that they will forage and not dump rubbish into the nest.
When should I feed my colony?
You should feed your colony once the queen has got her first worker and then every 2-5 days after that depending on species.
How much time do I need to keep ants?
Your ants will require as little as five minutes attention every couple of days until they colony has around 200+ workers and this will rise to around ten minutes.
Do you sell your products in bulk/for resale?
We currently do not sell our products in bulk, however this is something that we may consider in the future.
Can I have to file to one of your products?
We do not offer STL copies of any of our products for obvious reasons.
Can I copy/make products that are similar/identical to yours?
No, all of our products are protected by Copyright and Design Right, this makes it illegal for anyone to reproduce, remake or remix any of our products without our written permission.
Your products look very similar to that of some other ant shops?
Our products are 100% original and unique, any products bearing a strong resemblance to ours are copies and as previously mentioned, legal action may be taken against them, remember if it doesn't have our logo/name on it and it is not sold on this website then it is not an official product.
What species do you keep?
I keep and have kept over 25 colonies of ants, with a wide variation of species.
What is your opinion on invasive species? (EG: Solenopsis)
I personally do not condone the keeping of invasive species, unless the keeper is highly responsible and has precautions in place incase of escapes.
I have a question that you haven't covered?
Please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to answer, it may even get put onto this FAQ!