- What's a Test Tube Insert?
- Shipping Conditions
Pogonomyrmex occidentalis or the western harvester ant is an almost never-before-sold in Canada species! Hailing from the most southern parts of central Canada, these brightly coloured ants come equipped with a powerful sting and a sizable 7mm worker size. These will be fast soon, so come pick one ASAP!
Note; As of August 26th, 2020, we are the only legal dealer of Pogonomyrmex occidentalis in Canada
Why are these ants so expensive?
Typically, most of the ants we stock come from Canada. For Pogonomyrmex, most of our stock is from the US. This means we have to pay for the import costs (which amount to nearly 1000$ on the trip). Pogonomyrmex do not require hibernation, and are one of the larger ants which we have. Unfortunately, at their initial founding stages, they have rather low success rates. The cost also covers a guarantee that each queen will rear workers and survive for a full month afterwards.
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.
Hey! This is a live product. If you are purchasing ants during the winter months, please remember to purchase the "Winter Shipping (Live Guarantee) (72 hour heat pack + 1 inch foam cushion)" in order to guarantee the order. Live Guarantee Policy
Hey! This is a live product. If you are purchasing ants during the winter months, please remember to purchase the "Winter Shipping (Live Guarantee) (72 hour heat pack + 1 inch foam cushion)" in order to guarantee the order.
Live Guarantee Policy
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