Dimensions: 14cm x 8cm.. Our Nest are Handmade and produced on demand in our workshops, production takes 6 days then we can send your parcel. Nest & species instruction sheet can be downloaded below .
Cylants is one of the results of many tests to continually improve the ease and comfort of the breeding ants in captivity, thank you for trusting our team for your choice.
1 / The indoor module is removable, as a resilient and a calle are used for transport. Keep in mind that the module holds very well, is very heavy and it will not store the nest upside of course. The nest is processed against escape before shipping.
To moisten the nest, inject, using the needleless syringe provided, demineralized water (not flavored water for iron) through the hole provided for this purpose in the lower Cylants. For the first humidification you must complete until the level touches the bottom of the part where the galleries are located.
. If your case requires a lot of moisture, you can fill until the level touches the bottom of the part where the galleries are located.
Subsequent waterings will be made at intervals varying with temperature, humidity and other factors such as the room where the nest and rearing conditions are found (heating or not, for example). Autonomy is very important, often several weeks, be sure to check that only the tank level never dries. Physical contact with the tank water is not necessary and vital for ants, it is the humidity will be high in the rooms through slow evaporation and continuous water tank that will keep this first . The water in feeding your ants is not sufficient for their organization, the drinking is not enough to keep them alive, unlike us and many animals. Wait five hours after moistening the nest for the first time before going on 2 /
2 / Your colony tube enclosed in a zipped bag, simply to remove a white nest connecting plugs, remove the tube containing dry cotton ants and plugging the tube instead of the plug that you just removed. The colony will quickly exit the tube because the damp cotton dries on contact with air, they will then go to settle in the nest to find the moisture necessary for survival. Do not pull the tube of the bag if you have not prepared your nest or if you wish to make a later installation of the colony because the bag will keep the moisture necessary to ants, they will be opened soon in need humidity.
3 / In 2 to 3 months it will renew the anti-avoidance by doing the following:
Remove the lid and hold the back, use anti-avoidance of contact (preferably) on the inner periphery with a cotton swab (provided with anti avoidance of contact if you purchased the Cylants in complete kit). Be careful not to get any on the edge to prevent flows into the background when you will reset the lid on the Cylants.