- What's a Test Tube Insert?
- Shipping Conditions
This species is one of the best beginner ants for Canadians
Tetramorium immigrans, also known as the North American pavement ant is a ubiquitous ant found all across North America. They are a very good beginner species that generally leans to the smaller side, with queens being 6-7 mm long and workers being 3-5 mm long. They grow colonies of over 10,000 in just a year or two. They require fairly dry habitats, preferring 30-40% humidity and 21-25 degrees centigrade.
Wild pictures come from Max Hike :) Follow him on Instagram at @maxhikephotography
(They are only yellow because they are freshly hatched)
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.
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