Nucleus Type II

Nucleus Type II



Image should be used as a guide only. These formicariums are handmade and each is unique.

Species Size: Medium

Foraging Themes: Grassland/Savannah

Glass Type: Standard Glass

Side Panel Color: Gray

Nestmates: 2 nest mates

Removable Vent: No

Box Type: Standard Acrylic Box

Tunnels: Flush with glass

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The Nucleus is a double-sided formicarium from Tar Heel Ants.  The Nucleus formicaria have a number of features that make them different than other formicaria products.  Features such as a two-sided nest, removable glass panels on both sides, substrate-coated chambers, nestmates watering system and water towers, magnetically detachable foraging area, and professionally carved Ytong nest make the Nucleus unique.  This nest is recommended for all species and sizes of ants. 

The Nucleus II formicarium is made of our Type II material which is better at preventing ants from tunneling into the nest material.  Type II material is a much better defense against pesky ants!  This is only a problem with larger colonies in most cases.  The large water towers included in the Type II Nucleus are sure to please those who have demanding schedules that require some time away from home!


  • Nest Block Size 100mm x 200mm x 100mm
  • Foraging Area Size 100mm x 200mm x 100mm
  • 3 Large Water Towers (2 on one side, 1 on other)
  • Opposite sides connected by access tunnels (allows sectioning of this formicarium)
  • Acrylic friction-fitting lid for foraging area
  • Magnetically removable foraging area
  • Stainless steel mesh vent
  •  2 nestmates. What is a nestmate?  Click here to find out.
  • Magnetically removable glass
  • Sand-coated chambers giving your ants multiple surfaces for the various stage of development.
  • 12.5mm side entry port for connection to other habitats