This is an improved version of the original Devolve Chamber.
Why do we change? The original plastic dishes we used for these were prone to small cracks. The new material is a 3-d printed plastic and is much stronger and durable. The visibility has not been affected and all three containers (nest area and two feeding areas) have clear plastic lids. The plugs and connection ports are much better as the thicker walls allow for a more secure fit over the old design. One of the things we by to do here at Tar Heel Ants is limit the use of tubing and this setup does just that. The magnetically attachable feeding dishes allow for quick and easy changing out for cleaning and require no tubing. We do include a piece of tubing to make them more secure, however, in the event tiny or stinging ants are being kept in the Devolve Chambers.
Devolve Chambers are a formioarium design for founding queens to begin their colony. The simple design of a single, small water tower inside a small petri-dish style setup works excellent for Camponotus species and Formica species. During our research with Camponolus chromaiodes and Camponolus castaneus we have found these habitats to have the ideal humidity conditions for a founding queen. These formicada are intended for medium and large size spedes.
What do they come with?
Needle-tip syringe (blunt-tip are too large for the holes in the lids)stopper, foraging area (based on quantity selected) and tubing to Flt between foraging area/nest.