All you need to begin your ant-keeping journey, this kit is ideal for a founding queen or a small colony. In addition, this kit will remain functional throughout your growth as an ant-keeper.
Keep your new family addition in one of our “borosilicate test tubes,” complete with a “sand textured insert,” a “cotton water keeper,” and a “black jacket” to give your new friend some much-needed privacy. Just seal it with a bit of cotton until your first workers arrive; then, you can connect your test tube to our “mini outworld” for easy feeding using our “feeding dishes,” “nano dishes,” and a small “liquid tower.”
Also included; two “test-tube rings” that allow the use of heating cable, a “pipette” for liquids, a “tweezer” for solids, a second test tube with a plastic insert and a cotton water keeper, cone adapters, 1ft of “vinyl tubing” and an “X connector” to expand the setup easily.
The mesh material on the lid of the outworld is made with steel and provides ample ventilation.
The kit uses 16×125 mm test tubes; even the more prominent Camponotus queens do well in such space, remember ants like tight small spaces.
Tubing options are either 9.5 mm (3/8″) or 12.7 mm (1/2″). Most species do well in smaller tight spaces, especially during the founding stages, making 9.5 mm the most common choice.
2 – borosilicate test tubes with an outside diameter of 16 mm and 125 mm in length.
1 – Insert with sanded substrate
1- Insert with plain plastic finish
1 – black jacket
2 – tall test tube rings
2 – long cotton water keepers
2 – Cone adapters with silicone tubing
20 centimeters of vinyl tubing
2 – feeding dishes with handle
1 – Small liquid feeder – tower-style
4 – Nano dishes
1 – “X” tubing adapter
1 – 3 ml pipette
1 – plastic tweezers
1 – mini glass outworld
1 – 9.5 or 12.7 mm plug