***Each Genesis Test Tube Insert Comes With A Free Test Tube***
- Shorter length to fit the double chamber feeding insert (also new for the genesis sytem)
- Covered Area (easily illuminated with light) for light sensitive ants
- Stainless-steel mesh screen separates cotton from wet cotton in test tube setup
- Fits Tar Heel Ants test tubes available on Accessories Page
Genesis Test Tube Inserts are a new ant keeping accessory product from Tar Heel Ants. This test tube accessory provides an alternative flooring to glass while being raised inside a test tube. The Genesis fits test tubes sold at www.tarheelants.com.
The purpose of the Genesis is to counter some of the pitfalls with using test tubes as a primary method for raising ants. Flooding issues are greatly mitigated when using the Genesis Inserts as our Type III absorbent material fills the insert (see photos). Another benefit to the Genesis is that ants no longer will be forced to place brood upon the cool surface of the glass tube, providing a substrate surface that may aid some species larvae during pupation.
We recommend the Genesis Test Tube Feeder (see photos) as an additional accessory for raising ants in test tubes. Together (with the test tube, cotton and water plug) we refer to these as the Genesis Test Tube System.
Please check out this video by Miles Maxcer at The Ant Network for a little more about the Genesis System.