- Nest Capacity
The Ultimate all-in-one starter kit, this beginner kit is perfect for new ant-keepers, and is great for all of our beginner species, as well as most of our intermediate species.
One of the most common mistakes we come across is moving your colony to a formicarium to early, but it is also hard to make slow, gradual steps as it is hard to find a formicarium design or size that fits the colony needs exactly, one solution, especially on the beginning stages (1 to 150) workers, is to slowly increase the space, with this formicarium doing so is very easy, remember ants like tight cozy spaces.
This formicarium that brings the functionality and practicality of test tubes to the next level. It is modular, expandable, easy to care and full of features. We love the fact that you can serve only the areas that need to, best of all its chambers are using a long insert with substrate.
The test tube port is designed to have as little empty space within its tunnels to avoid ants using it as a chamber, encouraging them to keep the port clean so it is only used for traffic. The port aligns perfectly to the back hole opening of our "outside worlds", you can skip the hose between them by gluing it directly on the back with a tiny bit of fish tank safe silicone, this allows you to use the entire inside diameter.
Each kit comes with everything needed to get connected to an "outside world" or any of our formicariums, adapters and connectors.
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- - Por Amor Art Test Tube Array x 1
- - Clip-on macro lens x 1
- - Steel-tipped Tweezers x 1
- - byFormica Liquid Feeder micro x 2
- - byFormica Liquid Feeder mini (2 ml) x 2
- - 3ml Pipette x 1
- - Fluon 10ml x 1
This product is from Canada Ant Colony. The full catalogue, including all variants, can be found at https://canada-ant-colony.com
These are estimates as to the full number of ants that can be placed in the nest. The stated values are the BARE MINIMUM. It is recommended to add more workers than the minimum, ideally at least double or triple the quantity. The quantities below reflect the nest capacity per tube.
15 - 400 workers
10 - 120 workers
5 - 40 workers