Type I Formicaria are carved using Ytong blocks for the nest area.  These are professionally hand-carved and fashioned into formicaria through a multi-step process we have developed over our years of making "ant homes" (also known as antfarms).

Type I Formicaria 

There are 3 products.

The Fortress is a new formicarium combination from Tar Heel Ants. This design for your ant colonies features a foraging area magnetically attached to the back of a 4x4x2 inch nest.


The Casita (2016) Formicarium is a compact formicarium intended for small to medium-sized ant colonies. Tar Heel Ants 2016 version of the Casita features removable glass panels, a triple-action hydration system (with the option for a fourth using nestmates), professionally carved Ytong nest, and much more. The Casita is one of our oldest and most improved...


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...

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