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Heat cable for Hybrid nest 2.0

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:59 am
by kytian
Hello,

It was recommended to use a 15 watt heating cable for the small sized hybrid nest. Now that the Hybrid nest 2.0 is much bigger, would it be safe to use a 25 watt heating cable, or is that still too strong? I plan on housing Camponotus sp from BC canada.

Thanks.

Re: Heat cable for Hybrid nest 2.0

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:37 am
by ooper01
kytian wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:59 am
Hello,

It was recommended to use a 15 watt heating cable for the small sized hybrid nest. Now that the Hybrid nest 2.0 is much bigger, would it be safe to use a 25 watt heating cable, or is that still too strong? I plan on housing Camponotus sp from BC canada.

Thanks.
We have not tested anything higher than 15 watt, so it is up to you. We know 15 watt is safe for both the ants we have tested it on and the plastic Hybrid Nest itself. If you do decide to use a 25 watt cable, we'd be interested to hear of your results :)