What are your favorite essential ant tools?
I love the lids on my AntCube outworlds, I have extra lids that I use to capture escaped ants. This works great for one or two ants. If there are more than that I get the aspirator.
Aspirators are hard to find, but you can make one using metal straws and some tubing.
I bought this little ant cleaning tool on aliexpress years ago and use it everyday to remove trash, I use a paint brush with it like a broom.
So my tools list is:
- extra lids and notecard
- paint brush (great for cleaning and moving ants)
- water dropper
- long tweezers (for feeding dubias)
- mini dustbin
- small sponge on a stick
When I first started keeping ants I bought these "soft tweezers" but I have never been able to use them properly. Ants are too strong, and if you grip them hard enough to pick them up you'll hurt them. I thought I'd use the soft tweezers all the time, but they just gather dust. I'd rather use a notecard and lid, or just use my hand. Ants happily climb on my hands and I've perfected a shake that drops them off in their nest without hurting them.
What tools do you use MOST with your ants? What tool turned out to be a dud?