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Founding Terra v3

(11 customer reviews)

From: £9.50

Introducing the Founding Terra nest!

Designed to replace the test tube set up and make founding queens much more stress-free for both you and your ants!

Suitable for single Queens, up to around 10 workers 

This set up gives you and your ants huge benefits:

  • A natural alternative to the test tube
  • A small outworld to allow you to feed your queen with ease
  • Integrated liquid feeder to feed water / sugar water



  • Nest (external) – 6 x 4 x 3 cm
  • Nest (internal) – 5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm
  • Outworld – 3 x 6 x 3 cm (incl. feeder)
  • Total set up – 10 x 6 x 4.5 cm (incl. handle and feeder)


The Founding Terra set up consists of the nest, outworld and magnetic blank to block off the entrance port.

We designed the Founding Terra nest specifically to challenge the method of using a test tube to found your queens, although this is very successful method, it is hard to manage when it comes to feeding in the tube and transferring tubes when the water runs out.

This set up makes it a breeze to found your queens, making founding semi-claustral queens easier too!
This nest also provides the added benefit of affordability and is a good space saving option.


Find the Terra blog to read about the range  of nests and how best to use them found here


This product comes with:

  • Nest + red top
  • Outworld + 2ml glass bottle
  • Magnet blank
  • Handle for outworld lid
  • 5 screws (4 for the nest and 1 for the handle)
  • Allen key

Additional information

Red top

Yes (50p), No


Yes (£1.50), No

Sugar snaps 10ml

Yes (+£2), No

11 reviews for Founding Terra v3

  1. James Hopson (verified owner)

    Perfect for small colonies or medium to large queen’s founding

  2. Charlie Jones (verified owner)

    Currently own 6 of these founding nests and can easily say, best start up for any queen! Work a absolute treat, no need to disturb the queens and really handy having a attachable outworld with a built in water tower for when workers start to grow!
    Best product on the market right now

  3. Adam’sAnts

    Amazing nest for founding queens, they really do thrive in this natural setup. With everything included , area to feed and drinker at such a low price, quality and affordability combined. A right steal, your founding queens will thank you.

  4. Dave Mayne (verified owner)

    Perfect mini set up for new Queens or starting colonies.
    Very well made. Solid, tight construction.
    I will be using this as my go-to starting nest!

  5. Pete (verified owner)

    Great product. Separate feeding area is great, built-in water is also great. Hydration hole in nest makes the set up foolproof, will be ordering many more.

  6. Zac (verified owner)

    Purchased this for my small messor barbarus colony along with the XS v2. They took to it right away and left their test tube within 2 hours and made themselves home. The little outworld for feeding and the water feeder makes it a perfect little product.

  7. Liam Flynn (verified owner)

    Great all in one nest make feeding and watering my small colonies so much easier no more wrangling stray ants back into test tubes

  8. Robin

    It’s a must have if you get annoyed of feeding your ants in a test tube. love it

  9. Wayne (verified owner)

    Fantastic bit of kit for a founding set up, and amazing quality and price for what you get, so very highly recommended.

  10. steven healey (verified owner)

    Top Quality Stuff Well Pleased With It Will be Using Again

  11. Danny Watson (verified owner)

    This is an absolute awesome little founding nest, the water tower and small outworld make it so much easier to feed the colony, i really do love the magnetic connectors too that is genius and i can honestly say ill be getting all my nests and outworlds from here, amazing quality , amazing prices and amazing service, Thank you so much

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