Temperature and Moisture Monitor for 3D Printed V3 Nests
*** Please note this will not connect to our new acrylic nests, or our V2 3D printed nests, it will only connect to our V3 3D printed nests. If you are unsure, please contact us. ***
This Temperature and Moisture Monitor connects to our V3 3D printed nests and formicariums.
Each species of ant has its own temperature and moisture requirement within the nest. For example, Lasius Niger ants prefer a moisture level of between 10-50% and a temperature of between 20-27°C. In order for your colony to be happy and for your queen to lay eggs at an optimal rate, you should keep the nest within these moisture and temperature ranges. Our temperature and moisture monitor makes this job easy. If the nest is too dry, and a few drops of water and watch the humidity within the nest increase. Or, if the nest is too cold, use a heat cable to raise the temperature. No longer do you need to guess if your nest is at the correct temperature or humidity.
We recommend using a heat cable rather than a heat mat to heat the nest, because a heat cable can be used to heat a certain part of a nest to provide a temperature gradient for your ants. A heat cable can also be used to heat more than one nest at a time. We actually have one of our heat cables heating eight formicariums over a number of shelves.
All of our nests allow for the use of a heat cable by installing the heat cable standoffs which are supplied with nests. Care must be taken when using a heat cable, and only very low wattage cables should be used. We recommend using these 15w heat cables which we have successfully tested with our nests.
If you didn't purchase a V3 3D printed nest that already came with a temperature and moisture monitor, then this will be attached to all our nests.