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AntWorks Habitat

Study ant behavior in a unique, space-aged environment.

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$19.99

Item #: WANW-100

Usually ships the next day.

Recommended for age 8 and up with adult supervision.

Availability: In stock

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In a recent survey, 4 out of 5 ants preferred the AntWorks Ant Habitat over the traditional dirt farm. This space-age habitat allows you to study the behavior of ants in a unique, self-contained environment. Its special gel is full of nutrients specially formulated for the needs of the ant (formulated by a certified ant nutritionist). Because the gel is clear, you can actually see the ants dig their tunnels in 3 dimensions. AntWorks includes a container with a special gel formulation, magnifying glass, 20 page booklet detailing fascinating ant facts and a special 'extreme magnification lens' with which you can even see hairs on the ants! Recommended for children ages 7 and up.

Live ants are not shipped with this product! You'll receive an order form to send away for your ants. Shipping of the ants is $4.95 ($5.00 for Canada). Just make sure their new home is ready when they arrive.

What's Included?
  • AntWorks Habitat with a special gel formulation
  • Magnifying glass
  • 20-page booklet detailing fascinating ant facts
  • Coupon to receive ants
  • Special ˜extreme magnification lens' with which you can even see hairs on the ants!

Each farm is 17 cm x 14 cm x 3 cm (6.75" x 5.5" x 1.25")

Customer Reviews

great product Review by Barb

This is always a favorite of my students! The gel prevents the tunnels from colapsing and it is a great visual to see what those ants accomplish in one day! (Posted on 3/28/14)

Science teacher Review by Gretchen Thompson

Great idea! My students really loved it. I purchased the one with a light. The only drawback is that it can't be reused. I tried "melting" down the gel in hot sun but it didn't work.

Any suggestions? (Posted on 5/8/13)

Great Fun! Review by Jason

What a great modern twist on one of my favorite childhood memories. The gel makes the ant farm clean, contemporary and very interesting to watch! My six-year old daughter loves it! She can't wait to get home from school and see what the ants have done. Highly recommended. (Posted on 3/26/13)

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  • Can I use ants from my backyard?
    Yes, but we've found that the carpenter ants that you order with your certificate work much better in the habitat.
  • Do they need other food?
    No.  The gel is their food.  Lucky them, they don’t have to do any cooking.
  • How long will they live? 
    The typical lifespan of an ant is about 3 months.
  • Can I release them?
    Yes, they will do fine on their own in the big, big world.

 

Warning - Choking Hazard