- What's a Test Tube Insert?
- Shipping Conditions
Strumigenys rogeri, or Roger's Snapjaw Ant, is one of the cooler cryptic ants in North America. These ants build small colonies in wood and rocks, and feed exclusively on spider eggs, although they may be able to eat eggs of other arthropods as well. Queens are small, from 2.5 mm to 3.5 mm, with slightly smaller workers, from 1.5 mm to 2.5 mm. Strumigenys are used to be split into Pyramica, with Strumigenys having a trapjaw mechanism and Pyramica having pincer-style jaws. Strumigenys rogeri is one of the original Trap-jaws. (Although the pictured species is Strumigenys eggersi)
These ants should be kept higher than 25 degrees with humidity levels of 70%-80%. It is interesting to note that these ants hunt almost exclusively springtails and other small organisms. In order to culture these ants, the will require a culture of these small arthropods. Adding a damp substrate to their setups is highly recommended
We do not recommend this species for beginners
Wild pictures come from Max Hike :) Follow him on Instagram at @maxhikephotography
Test tube inserts are upgrades to the test tube setups provided. If purchased, they come with a dark hood to lower light levels for the colony, an insert which provides a living space, and a feeding insert to provide food for the colony.
Ungrouted inserts are a blank plastic insert which helps provide a more suitable space for the ants to grip (as opposed to glass tubes), while grouted inserts are bedded with a substrate which helps distribute humidity more evenly throughout the test tube, and helps certain ants create their cocoons more easily. Overall, grouted inserts are more comfortable for the ants.
You will NOT need an insert for colonies in test tubes, but it does help for certain species. IF you are moving the ants into a nest immediately, do NOT get a test tube insert.
This species comes from more tropical areas than Canada, and are not cold-tolerant. Thus, we will not ship them in the winter
Just a warning, we will NOT ship live ants into the US unless the receiver has a permit. If such an order is made, it will be refunded, minus a 10% processing fee and restocking fee
This product is from Canada Ant Colony. The full catalogue, including all variants, can be found at https://canada-ant-colony.com