Expertly designed, vibrantly painted, and hand finished! Each aspect of our Ytong range has been carefully considered and developed with both the occupants and caretakers in mind.


the material

Ytong, the primary ingredient of our build, (or Hebel as it's often referred to in Australia) is a strong, versatile, high performance building product made from Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC).

Ytong has been used for many years in ant keeping, but it has always had its drawbacks. Such as, its poor water retentive qualities, resulting in the need to constantly hydrate; the necessity of bulky and heavy formats in order to maintain strength, and once carved, it's almost impossible to post affordably. However, through the implementation of a wooden base, high-grade epoxy, and eco-friendly paint, we have overcome all these problems and added significant improvements to the use of this material.

To learn more about our Ytong range of formicaria and how best to use them, we highly recommend watching this informative introductory video below.