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Lebas - Mieren van Europa (NL)
A Dutch translation of the most useful field book on European ants currently available. English translation will become available here later this year.
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Fine point pencil brush
After a pair of tweezers and a pipette, a pencil brush is probably the most important tool for an antkeeper to have to help picking up and moving small ants and fragile brood.
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Test tube extension connector, 3 tube set
Our extention connectors make it easy to create multi-tube setups. Like providing an additional dry tube to granivorous species , or hibernating colonies that don't fit in a single tube.
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Test tube connector Ø14.5 mm to Ø9 mm, 10 pieces
We designed these connectors for a perfect fit with our 16x150 mm LP Italiana test tubes ('made in Italy' on the bottom) and for standard 9 mm tubing.
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Test tube connector Ø14.5 mm to Ø9 mm
We designed these connectors for a perfect fit with our 16x150 mm LP Italiana test tubes ('made in Italy' on the bottom) and for standard 9 mm tubing.
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Test tube connector Ø14.5 mm to Ø9 mm tubing, with stopper
A handy 9 mm tubing connector for 16x150 mm LP Italiana test tubes. Hexagon rim to prevent rolling, rubber ring for a perfect fit and complete with a single ventilated stopper.
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Dropper bottle LDPE 10ml
A handy dropper bottle for storing your selfmade honeydew surrogate.
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Plastic dropper bottle 20 ml
A handy dropper bottle for storing your selfmade honeydew surrogate.
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Test tube feeder insert, 10 pieces with filling tray
To work efficiently, work in batches. The small feeding inserts however arent very stable outside a test tube so they are best filled when locked in place on the special filling tray.
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Test tube feeder insert, 20 pieces
A way to feed small colonies in test tubes quicker, safer and cleaner. These are designed to fit our 150mm LP Italia brand plastic test tubes. Insert into the tube in the direction of the arrow!
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Test tube feeder insert, 2 pieces
A way to feed small colonies in test tubes quicker, safer and cleaner. These are designed to fit our 150mm LP Italia brand plastic test tubes. Insert into the tube in the direction of the arrow!
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Feeding trough size 1
Our smallest feeding plateaus, suitable to be used in our test tube feeder boxes. These are shaped to reduce the risk of drowning for small ant species.
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Feeding trough size 1, 5 pieces
Our smallest feeding plateaus, suitable to be used in our test tube feeder boxes. These are shaped to reduce the risk of drowning for small ant species.
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Feeding trough size 2
A small feeding trough, with effort put into the design to reduce the risk of small, clumsy or impatient ant species drowning in their liquid food.
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Feeding trough size 2, 10 pieces
A small feeding trough, with effort put into the design to reduce the risk of small, clumsy or impatient ant species drowning in their liquid food.
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Fluon dropper bottle 10 ml with brush
The best escape barrier possible. We also include a suitable brush for application, but make to look up on how to apply the lacquer properly.
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Fluon dropper bottle 20 ml with brush
For the few ant keepers that actually manage to use more than 10ml Fluon, we've also got a larger version.
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Liquid feeder with 20 ml testtube
A good way to allow large colonies to drink large amounts of liquid food without making a mess. Designed to work with our cheap 160x16mm LP Italiana tubes. Comes with a testtube included.
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Liquid feeder 140 ml, budget
A cheap but surprisingly functional water reservoir for in the outworld of larger colonies. Fill the nozzle with cotton to prevent ants from drowning or going into the reservoir.
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Liquid feeder 50 ml, budget
A cheap but surprisingly functional water reservoir for in the outworld of larger colonies. Fill the nozzle with cotton to prevent ants from drowning or going into the reservoir.
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Magnifier with light, white
With a massive 40x magnification, a very large 25mm lens and an actual light, this cheap little magnifier is a surpisingly good alternative for ant indentification to an actual microscope.
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Plastic pipettes 0.5 ml , 10 pieces
Tiny plastic 'pasteur' pipettes with a capacity of 0.5ml for putting down small drops of liquid food with high precision. Will last longer if thorougly rinsed after use.
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Pipette plastic 3 ml, 10 pieces
Standard plastic 'pasteur' pipettes with a capacity of 3ml for putting down drops of liquid food or filling small feeders. Will last longer if thorougly rinsed after use.
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Glass pipette 150mm, replacement
Though better than plastic disposable pipettes, the glass ones are a bit fragile. So occasionally you'll need a replacement. Comes in a shipping protector..
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Glass pipette, 150 mm with latex rubber balloon
While plastic pipettes usually can get the job done, glass ones are fully reusable and provide much better precision. This version comes with a larger, softer latex balloon, providing more control.
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Glass pipette, 150 mm with PVC balloon
While plastic pipettes usually can get the job done, glass ones are fully reusable and provide much better precision. This version has a cheaper ballon made of PVC.
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Spatula RVS
Sometimes all you need is a handy little spatula. From gently wiping garbage from a colony in a testtube to scraping Redrunner oothecas from eggcarton nooks and crannies.
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Ventilated stopper Ø9 mm, 10 pieces
A universal stopper to quickly and cleanly close off 9 mm connectors in our assortment. The stopper has holes providing ventilation, but be wary with extremely destructive ant species.
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Test tube brush with wool bud
If you want to make sure your test tubes are getting properly cleaned, you might need a fancier brush.
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Test tube extension connector closure cap, 2 pieces
These caps are for closing off the open side-ports on an test tube setup using our extension connectors.
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Test tube extension connector unit
The necessary parts to add an extension connector to a test tube. Don't forget to also order the closure caps as well (each created setup needs two of them).
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Glass test tube Ø16x160 mm
Glass test tubes are not only easier to clean, but also look nicer and allow for better photographs. They are however fragile, so these are the toughest we could find.
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Test tube boronsilicate 10x180mm
When you want a larger test tube for the larger ant species, glass is your only option. Glass is obviously more fragile, so these are the toughest ones we could find.
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Plastic test tube 14x100mm, 100 pieces
This size of test tube generally isn't suitable for keeping an ant colony, because the water reservoir doesn't last long enough. Still very suitable as a watertube for in an outworld.
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Plastic test tube 14x100mm, 10 pieces
This size of test tube generally isn't suitable for keeping an ant colony, because the water reservoir doesn't last long enough. Still very suitable as a watertube for in an outworld.
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Plastic test tubes ⌀16x150 mm, 100 pieces
The standard testtube to keep small ant colonies in. Filled halfway it holds enough water to last for 3-4 months and the slight flared design reduces the risk of the water leaking past the cotton.
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Plastic test tube ⌀16x150 mm, 10 pieces
The standard testtube to keep small ant colonies in. Filled halfway it holds enough water to last for 3-4 months and the slight flared design reduces the risk of the water leaking past the cotton.
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Test tube tray with fastening clip
This stackable test tube tray has a special clip that will even hold the tubes in place when held at an angle. It also has grooves for a heating cable and a transparent label holder.
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Test tube tray with fastening clip, 5 pieces
This stackable test tube tray has a special clip that will even hold the tubes in place when held at 90 degrees. It also has grooves for a heatingcable and a transparent label holder.
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Test tube triangle, 15mm 5 pieces
Prevents your housing and water test tubes from rolling around and makes them easy to pick up with tweezers. This inner diameter is designed to work with our 15x100mm tubes.
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Test tube triangle 16mm, 10 pieces
Prevents your housing and water test tubes from rolling around and makes them easy to pick up with tweezers. This inner diameter is designed to work with our 150mm LP Italia tubes.
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Test tube triangle 16mm, 5 pieces
Prevents your housing and water test tubes from rolling around and makes them easier to pick up with tweezers. This inner diameter is designed to work with our 16x150mm tubes.
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Thermometer, infra-red
Keeping ants at the right temperature is extremely important, but it's hard to measure inside a nest. This why it's important for an antkeeper to have an infra-red thermometer. Rechargable batteries are included.
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Microscope tweezers, thin point
In some situations, like helping an alate that didn't shed her wings, you'll occasionally need tweezers with the best precision and the ability to hold firmly.
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Entomological tweezers, long
The longest entomological tweezers in our assortment, also has the lightest grip. Most suited for working deep inside a test tube, even capable of gently pickup up egg clusters!
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Entomological tweezers, standard
The best all-round entomological tweezers. Every ant keeper should have one of these as being able to easily pick up ants without harm changes everything.
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Entomological tweezers, catcher
This shorter model is more responsive and the angled tip is excellent to catching chase down running ants with. Also the slightly stronger grip will keep larger ants from pulling themselves free.
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Standard tweezers, fine point
There are plenty of times where you need tweezers, not to pick up ants but feeding equipment or garbage. This is a nice pair of standard tweezers taper to a fine point and will typically be your second most used tweezers.
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Plastic washing bottle 500 ml
A 'wash bottle' as these are called are extremely useful for filling test tubes and nest reservoirs with water precisely and without spilling.