This is the mini version of our "Glass Outworld" series, perfect for starting set-ups; this product can also be purchased as a start-up kit bundled with test tubes and accessories to have the perfect starting kit.
These series of outworlds or outside worlds feature pristine clear glass on the front and back, the side panels allow for connectivity and compatibility with our formicariums, the design is slim and with double lips on all edges makes escaping hard, especially when combined with an escape barrier, you can easily combine them and create your network of foraging areas, nests and tubing paths.
It is recommended to use a thick escape barrier (similar to "Vaseline") on all edges and rim of the top lid to ensure a perfect seal and to lubricate the parts in contact. On the inner top walls, at least 1 to 2 centimetres from the edge and the bottom of the lid flat surface, use your preferred escape barrier method.
The mesh on the lid allows for plenty of air exchange in the foraging area keeping humidity as low as possible; this is preferred by species that make messes with liquids; it also allows you to feed ample amounts of fluids without the worry of too much humidity inside. Keeping a dry foraging area is key to prevent ants from digging or attempting to nest there.
The mesh on the lid uses Stainless steel mesh 80 grit; 80 grit is a tiny compact mesh that won't allow any species to fit through and escape while still providing air exchange.
The outside world has 4 opening holes for vinyl tubing, 2 on each side; the location of the openings match most of our formicarium designs for ease of use; options for tubing diameter are 9.5 mm (3/8") or 12.7 mm (1/2").
It is 5 centimetres tall by 5 centimetres depth, and we have 8 centimetres in length, the perfect size to be compact but still allow for the basic needs of a small colony.
Graded and uniformly screened for medium-small granules, thoroughly washed to remove fine dust "sandy" particles and dirt, oven-baked at 120 °C to kill mould spores and bacteria. Non-toxic and inert. This substrate is easy to clean and rearrange, beautiful texture and look; it is safe for ants to bring back to their formicarium if they need to customize their chambers. This substrate does not absorb or retain humidity, ensuring the outworld is as dry as possible to prevent ants from nesting or digging there.
Please visit our "Adapters and connectors" section as well as our "vinyl tubing" section, so you have everything you need to connect it up.