A 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 expand slowly and serve only the areas that need to, best of all its chambers are using a long insert and has refillable water chambers.
Each test tube has a watering hole at the back, allowing you to control the humidity levels on each tube, you can choose where to have more or less humidity as needed. We suggest always having at least one dry tube in the set-up, so your colony has a humidity gradient to choose from.
Due to the hole on the back, test tubes are not able to hold full level water capacity compared to a traditional test tube, water would flood into the insert area if filled too much, this is due to the lack of negative pressure, we recommend using crushed vermiculite or perlite to fill the water reservoir space, therefore increasing its capacity to hold more water and for longer periods of time, each tube comes already prefilled with perlite and cotton in place, photos show examples of this, when injecting water please do so slowly and carefully observing for saturation on the cotton, the goal is to add enough water but avoid flooding the insert underside.
Each kit comes with everything needed to get connected to an "outworld (foraging area)" or any of our formicariums. You will receive; a test tube port, a piece of 5 cm vinyl tubing, 1 plug, enough silicone fittings to attach test tubes to the port, glass test tubes with a drilled hole at the back, a small bag of crushed perlite, long plastic inserts with the option of sand texture and either a red film with a one-piece ring or separate black jackets with rings or both if you choose so.