Expanding Your Nest Tutorial

Thank you for using our Multitier Nests. The purpose of this tutorial is to show you step by step on how to replace or add a Multitier nest whilst the ants are living in the current nest with minimal escapees.

It is important that you familiarize yourself with the correct positioning and the purpose of each part before carrying out the nest expansion so your ants can move safely and efficiently. So please familiarize yourself with the parts shown below, before watching the video.

This is the blue rod inserted through the top of the tubing. The blue rod blocks the ants from accessing the tube and escaping while adding the new nest. Be sure to fit the rubber o rings to the top of the tubing and the blue rod. This holds the tube in place and prevents the tube from falling out.

The pivoting tube has a top and a bottom. It is important that the tube is inserted the correct way around or the access holes will not line up with the nests enabling the ants to access the other tiers.

The top cap sits inside the tube on the top of the nest. this holds all nests together and also acts as a stopper to prevent the ants escaping.

take note of the rubber end which has 2 chamfers forming a point.

The top cap sits inside the pivoting tube on the top of the nest. this holds all nests together and also acts as a stopper to prevent the ants escaping.

take note of the rubber end which has 2 chamfers forming a point.

The base plate has the same function as the top cap. it holds the nest together.  Push the blue rod up with rubber fixing and make sure the base plate is slotted in the recess. 

Make sure the  pivot tube is pushed firmly against the rubber fixing on the base plate

If you find after watching you require extra help expanding the nest please contact us and we will assist you further.