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vicmack
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heating farm with a heat mat

Post: # 69482Post vicmack
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:48 pm

Hi everyone. I have a heat mat which I would like to use to heat part of my delux tower ant farm I purchased from AntsCanada. Because it is plastic Im not sure how to situate the pad so I don't damage the farm or cook the ants. I thought about using something to rest the pad under but Im not sure about what, or how to place the pad. Any help would be most appreciated.

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Re: heating farm with a heat mat

Post: # 69506Post CabboAntsGuy
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:18 am

what wattage is the pad, and do you have tower small or large?
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Re: heating farm with a heat mat

Post: # 69511Post vicmack
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:38 pm

Hello, it is 8w 6x8 inch pad and it is the large tower. The ants are currently in a test tube set up connected to the farm . They’ve been in there a year this summer but I read this can happen with carpenter ants. I’ve a queen 8 workers and lots of eggs and larvae. They do eat good and seem to be doing well but I think the heat may help as it is still snowing here in Nova Scotia. Thinking if I connect it to the farm somehow they will still benefit from the warmth in the tube but not be too affected by condensation or too much heat.

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Re: heating farm with a heat mat

Post: # 69520Post CabboAntsGuy
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:43 pm

What is the heat wattage, like 15 watt or 50 watt?
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Re: heating farm with a heat mat

Post: # 69580Post vicmack
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:32 am

It is 8 watt. 120 volts. Just a little one specifically for reptiles and small pets

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Re: heating farm with a heat mat

Post: # 69776Post CabboAntsGuy
Wed May 06, 2020 8:39 pm

it should work, but you have to only use it on some parts. have a varient, some spots hot, some not.
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