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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.