Temperature and Moisture Monitor for HighTechAnts Nests
Our Temperature and Moisture Monitor connects to all our nests and formicariums. Our medium nest can even attach two of these for a 'Dual Zone' setup.
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 allows 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 nest which already came with a temperature and moisture monitor, then this will attached to all our nests. You can even fit two of these on our Medium Nest for 'Dual Zone' monitoring!