The water evaporator module allows you to provide humidity to any Por Amor formicarium or space that has a 9.5 mm (5/8″) or 12.7 mm (1/2″) vinyl connection port.
The module comes with a 10ml bottle. As well as 2 small pieces of tubing (9.5 mm and 12.7 mm O.D.).
The module comes equipped with a stainless steel mesh that prevents ants from going into the internal spaces of the evaporator, there is no contact with liquid water and there is no risk of drowning or overfilling, water only comes out as vapor through the vinyl tubing.
The module features a grove on the underside of the front face, this allows to pass a heating cable, hating the module increases the quantity of water that evaporates as well as helps secure the cable on the side of a formicarium or a test tube.
If on the contrary, you are dealing with a low humidity species or the module is providing too much humidity (for example in warm weather) you can always put a small piece of cotton inside the vinyl tubing that carries air, this will slow down the transfer of humidity.
In summary, how much we heat or the module and how much we restrict the flow of humidity through the tubing can easily regulate humidity.
In order to refill the mini jar with water, you just need to twist the unit upside down, remove the jar, refill with water to the top, turn the jar back into position without overtightening, and twist the unit back up. You can also remove the entire unit with tubing, as long as you prevent ants from escaping. If you are using a small piece of cotton on the connecting vinyl this can also help you make the unit easily removable while preventing ants from escaping as long as you leave the tubing portion attached to your formicarium.
***We recommend the use of distilled water to avoid any mineral build-up on the internals of the unit. To clean the unit use a mild solution of vinegar to wash, rinse with fresh water and let it dry.
*** If you use it to increase humidity directly on a test tube, we recommend using a cone adapter, using adapters creates very small gaps between connections that allow oxygen exchange, in other words, be careful not to create a perfect seal with the glass tube as this can deprive the chamber of oxygen if using a cone adapter is not possible you can always use a needle to pierce a small tiny pinhole on the tubing used.
*** Please note the water evaporator module is not intended to be used as a source of drinking water, it elevates the humidity of the internal air or space it is attached to.