A major version successor to the Mercury Liquid Feeder is in progress.
The new version features the following:
- Larger base provides enhanced stability over the original Mercury liquid feeder
- Mesh grid is tilted at an angle, making it easier to observe the ants as they feed
- A platform underneath the mesh allows small amounts of liquid to be contained, should minor leaking occur
- Higher off the ground, to further accomplish the goal of discouraging ants from placing debris on the feeder
- NOT compatible with the current GroTube XL foraging area (upcoming foraging upgrade required)
As is byFormica policy, users who purchased the Mercury Liquid Feeder as a standalone item will receive a complimentary upgrade, including shipping costs. No action is required to receive the free upgrade. Because the feeders utilize the same test tube reservoirs, only the bases will be included in the upgrade. All free upgrades will definitely ship this week.
When more information is available on the byFormica website, this topic will change to a discussion thread for the NEW byFormica Mercury Liquid Feeder. Consider the original Mercury Liquid Feeder discontinued.
Edited by drtrmiller, June 1 2015 - 8:18 AM.