Vertical Formisquarium XL
A large vertical nest, designed with several rocky outcrops that allow for brood to be placed across the nest, and for workers to hang underneath. The Vertical Formisquarium XL is a nest designed for large ants, with an express design to suit Myrmecocystus species and the hanging of their replete workers. Other large species will also be able to efficiently use the space, and some species such as Novomessor spp., will often hang upside-down and carry batches of eggs and small larvae in their mandibles. Sand coating is standard with this nest, as it allows ants to better grip the back wall, as well as providing substrate to assist Myrmecocystus in spinning their cocoons.
With the Vertical Formisquarium XL, the hydration chamber is moved to the top of the nest. This allows the nest to be more easily hydrated without needing to access the backside, and also allows for water to more efficiently spread across the nest via gravity. The large chamber has 3 ports for hydration, and the water will slowly be absorbed to hydrate the entire nest.