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 $3.50 ($5.00 for Canada). Just make sure their new home is ready when they arrive.
- 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")
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.
September 28th, 2011
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Gretchen Thompson - August 10, 2011
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.
Jason - April 18, 2011
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.