Tub and Tube Setup


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Product Description

You are raising a new ant colony inside of a test tube but the ants keep escaping every time you remove the cotton to feed them.  Sound familiar?  This is a setup for young colonies when, you guessed it, the workers have outgrown their test tube.  This type of all-in-one setup is usually considered temporary.  Just remove the cotton ball from your test tube, place the tube inside of the setup, and close the lid. This is a good starting point before investing in a long-term nest.  If you are going nuts trying to feed your expanding colony this is the setup for you!

Note: we highly recommend applying a thick layer of fluon to the top of the container, to keep the ants from escaping when the lid is removed.


8-3/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 2 3/8″

Nest Hydration

The queen and brood will still nest in the test tube as long as it still has water.  If it runs out of water, you should replace the tube with a new one and move the queen and brood into it.  We recommend providing water and byFormica Sunburst for the workers with our liquid feeders.

What Comes in the Box

  • The all-in-one nest shown in the photo.
  • The test tube in the photo is just an example and is not included
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