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JimboSpike

Short heating cables?

Post: # 3317Post JimboSpike
Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:34 pm

I recently got a small lasius hybrid nest and was wondering if there are any heating cables that are not ridiculous length. I dont want to get a 5 foot cable for the 4 inch long hole. Been looking online and that is the shortest one I could find. Does anyone know of one that would be suitable for the hybrid nest?

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Re: Short heating cables?

Post: # 3319Post MadVampy
Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:53 pm

I'm sure Mikey can look into it but the big thing is that most heating applications are a carry over from the herpetology, meaning that they are applications made for 5gal and larger tanks or clear plastic totes that are stacked on shelves. You can look into small heating pads and such. Biggest thing is that you'll want a very small on and preferably one that's adjustable (temp wise).

Here is an example of some very small heating pads, but this is only an example. These listed run 20* above room temp so if that works in your application great but if it's already hot in the house or where you keep your ants then they will make it too hot and kill them. Also if your going to use something like a heat pad make sure you only place part of the nest on it (not the whole thing) that way you can create a warm and cool zone in the nest allowing the ants to move away from the heat if needed.

http://www.lllreptile.com/catalog/16-heat-pads-heat-panels-heat-cable-and-rocks
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Re: Short heating cables?

Post: # 4391Post GriffinAnt
Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:48 pm

any update on heat cables for the hybrd nests? as in the lenth, are there plans for AntsCanada very own heat cable to use with hybred nests?
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Re: Short heating cables?

Post: # 4396Post antscanada
Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:30 am

GriffinAnt wrote:any update on heat cables for the hybrd nests? as in the lenth, are there plans for AntsCanada very own heat cable to use with hybred nests?
We currently are not looking into releasing heating cables at the moment, but our Hybrid Nests do accommodate the heating cables sold for heating pet reptiles. Even if the cable is long, it can still be used, and is particularly useful when you are connecting several Hybrid Nests together.

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Re: Short heating cables?

Post: # 4403Post GriffinAnt
Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:25 am

ok thanks boss
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Messor Barbours
and all assosated feeder insects
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