Do you guys know of any other good formicaruim brands other than THA and Ants Canada. I think there is also Ants Australia as well as antkit, not sure how good their nests are though.
Tarheel makes decent stuff, and they've been in the business longer than most. They are one of the few vendors that still uses more natural substrate rather than acrylic or plastic for their formicariums. I personally like them, and the ants do well in them.
As some have pointed out here, their customer service needs improvement, and I second that. If they ever have formicariums under the "ready to ship", go for that. It is generally a painless experience and you will get the item within 1-2 weeks. The images under the "ready to ship" are the exact formicariums you will get, so there are no surprises.
Recommend the Mini Hearth or Fortress type II. Some of the Atoms are not that great (had an Atom nest that actually killed every single species of ant I put in it. It had an extremely strong alcoholic odor to them and I could never get rid of the smell, even submerging it in water for 24 hours), so I have learned to stay away from Atoms.
Don't own any AC stuff, so don't know how varying species of ants do in them.
Been using epoxy and sand to make some very modular formicariums for my various colonies, and may make them available for sale if I can quickly mass produce them without losing quality (going to use silicon molds).
Edited by nurbs, November 13 2017 - 10:05 PM.