***Each Genesis Test Tube Insert Comes With A Free Test Tube***
Note: During the testing of these product accessories large ant species (Camponotus chromaiodes, Camponotus castaneus, and Formica subsericea) were used. We strongly recommend them for larger species of ants. Small species we have less experience with using the test tube inserts. We are preparing a separate genesis product for smaller ants that will be available later in 2019.
Genesis Test Tube Inserts are a new ant keeping accessory product from Tar Heel Ants. This test tube accessory provides a lower environment for ants to thrive on while being raised inside a test tube environment. The Genesis only 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 as our Type III absorbent material slides over the rounded glass floor of the test tube and replaces it with a flat, absorbent material for the ants to rest on (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.
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.