Test Tube Founding Cylinders
After watching a few of our new queens roll around in their glass test tubes this week we experimented with a few new ideas. Our main aim was to create a better enviroment within the glass test tube for our new founding queens.
You can see the result above.
A y-tong and timber cylinder with a hole drilled in the middle along with a groove cut down one side for visibility, all cut on our automated machinery.
We're using larger 20mm test tubes for our queens here at Gamergate, so the hole in the centre of the cylinder is still around 11mm. The cylinder gives the queens a more natural footing along with the added sense of security.
There is not nearly enough room for larger ant species though. We may try some larger 25mm test tubes and see how they go.
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