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AC's shipping costs are RIDICULOUS, often ranging up to about 40% of the product's value (and that's not even including custom fees). Also if you're in Europe there's a better alternative - SimAnts. They make hybrid nests but larger, better, modular and cheaper.

For acrylics (as an omni-subsitute) you can also use antkit acrylic nests, but no matter which ones you get you should apply a thin layer of sand-clay mix the the bottom of the chambers (or the bottom of any container/toolbox you plan to keep them in). Camponotus ants do not like pure acrylics, it's too slippery for them to properly walk on. Also the bottom substrate layer helps the larvae to spin their cocoons which is really important because larvae that fail to do so and have to pupate naked often get eaten before they hatch.
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Serafine wrote:AC's shipping costs are RIDICULOUS, often ranging up to about 40% of the product's value (and that's not even including custom fees). Also if you're in Europe there's a better alternative - SimAnts. They make hybrid nests but larger, better, modular and cheaper.

For acrylics (as an omni-subsitute) you can also use antkit acrylic nests, but no matter which ones you get you should apply a thin layer of sand-clay mix the the bottom of the chambers (or the bottom of any container/toolbox you plan to keep them in). Camponotus ants do not like pure acrylics, it's too slippery for them to properly walk on. Also the bottom substrate layer helps the larvae to spin their cocoons which is really important because larvae that fail to do so and have to pupate naked often get eaten before they hatch.


Thanks for the recommendation!! I am probably going to purchase a nest from him when I figure out how the nest works :p.

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