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Antkeeper starter set

From: 9,34

With this set you enjoy a 25% discount compared to the individual products! This set contains:

Lasius niger

Lasius niger, the black garden ant is a common ant species in Europe. This species can survive a wide range of conditions and is therefore an ideal species for novice ant keepers.

Out of stock

Honeydew surrogate

Honeydew surrogate mimics a naturally occurring food source and is a source of sugars and amino acids for your ants.

2 ml
Liquid

Test tube support

Although test tubes are very easy stable nesting environments for ant colonies, their round shape is not always easy to work with. That is why we designed these test tube supports. These will ensure that your test tube does not roll or slide. In addition, it will also slightly raise the test tube so that your test tube is at the ideal height when it is connected to an outside world.

0,74

In stock

Outworld size 1A

This outworld measures 5x5x5 cm. The front has an opening where you can connect a test tube. The rear has an opening of 10 mm for further extensions to be connected. This is the ideal outworld for a young starting colony and can easily be connected to further expansions.

7,49

In stock

Tweezers

These tweezers can be used for removing waste from the outside world, offering food, etc.

0,74

In stock

Plaster "bamboo" test tube

These test tubes contain separate chambers separated by plaster walls. The bottom is also covered with plaster and mixed with substrate. This ensures proper distribution of the water in the test tube and provides a moist environment for your ants. The water reservoir consists of a water-absorbing substrate that can be easily refilled.

#Q: Number of queens
#w: Number of workers

More information

This set contains evreything you need to get started as an ant keeper! In this set you get a Lasius niger colony in a test tube, a modified outworld for this test tube, a test tube support, tweezers and some food for your young colony. You can also choose to add a plaster bamboo test tube on top. This is ideal for species in need of a moist nest or who prefer some substrate to nest in. In addition to convenience, you also enjoy a 25% discount! Not to be missed. This set can be combined with a different ant species than Lasius niger. You can always contact us if you wish.

Lasius niger

Difficulty

Easy, The perfect species for beginners!

Temperature

20-24°C

Nutrition

Honeydew, Insects, Sugar (honey, sugar water,…)

Queen

7-9 mm, Black

Worker

3-6 mm, Black

Major

None

Colony properties

Claustral colony foundation, Monogynous, Pleiometrosis possible, Up to 40000 workers

Distribution

Asia, Europe, Northern Africa

Hibernation

October to March

Nuptial flight

July-August

Honeydew surrogate

Quantity

2 ml

Consistency

Liquid

Nutrients

Protein, Sugar

Test tube support

Dimension

3,6×3,6 cm

Material

Clear acryl

Outworld size 1A

Dimension

1 opening of 10 mm diameter, 1 opening for test tube, 5x5x5 cm

Material

Clear acryl

Tweezers

Length

10 cm

Material

Metal

Plaster "bamboo" test tube

Dimension

15×100 mm

Material

Gips, Glass

Color

Red, Yellow

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