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AntWorks

Item# LM-ANTWORK

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$19.99
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Quick Overview:
This "space-age habitat" isn't your typical ant farm.
Ages 6+

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Shipping Note: When you redeem the coupon in the kit for live ants, there is an additional S&H charge starting at $5, with multiple options available.

AntWorks

Item# LM-ANTWORK

The AntWorks "space-age habitat" isn't your typical ant farm! Instead of sand, AntWorks uses a unique nutrient gel based on a NASA experiment testing ants' ability to tunnel in microgravity. With this kit, you can watch ants up close as they chew their way through the see-through gel, creating fascinating tunnel designs.

All you need to do is add ants, by redeeming the included coupon or catching your own. The nutrient gel takes care of feeding and watering, making this a complete easy-to-care-for habitat that's great for all ages.

The clear acrylic habitat is 6.5" long x 6.0" tall x 1.25" deep. This kit includes a magnifying glass, high-power "extreme zoom lens", tunnel starter tool, instructions, and a coupon for live harvester ants, redeemable in all US states except HI. We recommend Ants Alive, which offers fast delivery and boasts 20+ years of live ant distribution. No assembly required. The AntWorks gel is non-toxic.

Antworks was chosen as one of the Best Inventions of 2005 by TIME magazine.

AntWorks

  • Habitat with see-through blue nutrient gel
  • Magnifying glass
  • High-power "zoom" magnifier
  • Ant catching/tunnel starter tool
  • Instructions
  • Interesting facts
  • Coupon to send in for live ants
Customer Reviews
Fun project Review by
My son and I enjoyed the ant farm. They lasted a long time.
Best Gift Ever Review by
I ordered this product for my grandson (with the blessings of my daughter!) and they received it promptly. We are really impressed with the quality of the ant farm and it will be an enjoyable learning tool for my grandson and his parents! We are looking forward to ordering more quality products from Home Science. Thank you!
Something we did? Review by
Maybe we did something wrong. We did use our own ants because we couldn't use the coupon in Canada. The ants for the first few days just sat there grooming themselves, and didn't start burrowing in the tunnels until days later, and then, in general, it was only 5 ants doing the work. And when I say "work", that means 5 minutes work and 1/2 our grooming. So the tunnels were just 3 or 4 little nubs coming off the holes we made. They all started dying pretty consistently too, and eventually started to mold. I rinsed out the tank now like it said and we'll go get more ants later. I was disappointed, but it did keep us interested to see the ants up close and all their weird behaviors. I'm hoping it was just a sick bunch of ants to begin with. But like I said, we will do "Round Two".
Great product Review by
High quality product. Shipping was super fast. Can't wait to get some ants in there!
Great Product! Review by
It is hard getting your gang to wait for the ordered ants to come, but, worth the wait! Those ants do dig from the moment you put them in the farm! We have had our ants for 5 days and they are still going strong and making some amazing tunnels. Has been a great project!
great!!!!!!! Review by
It was great! We bought ants and the first day they started to dig it was so cool. After about 2 or 3 weeks they died and we got more ants from our back yard it was great!
Really neat! Review by
We purchased this kit for 7th grade science and the boys were so excited to get it in the mail. I had them go outside and collect their own ants, which can be tricky because you have to get ants from the same "family" or they will kill each other. Well, we did find that out the hard way, because eventually there was only one ant left alive because he had killed the others! I would definitely recommend ordering the ants they suggest to purchase. But one thing that is interesting to see is how they burie their dead down at the bottom...they had plans for everything! God's creatures, even the smallest, are amazingly designed! Thank you, Science Tools, for providing the tools we need to explore Science! Love it!
Ingenious Review by
We have had at least two of these ant farms. The first time, the ants were busy all the time. When they all died (which was a long time) we reordered some ants. The second group removed the dead ants from the first group, just like we had read that they would. The second group did not live as long, and because there were so many tunnels from the first group, I guess they didn't feel like they had as much to do or something because they really didn't do that much. We ordered a brand new set last year. Again, the first group of ants were very, very busy making a very elaborate group of tunnels. They didn't live as long as we were hoping, but it was interesting while it lasted. We reordered ants again, and the second group that time was a flop. They died quickly without doing much of anything. So, our first experience was with 5 stars, our latest was disappointing, so we'll call it a 4 overall. Give it a try! If the ants don't perform like you are expecting, try it again. In our experience, this is one of those activities where the results can be slightly unpredictable.
AWESOME PRODUCT Review by
THIS PRODUCT IS AWESOME! MY 5 YEAR OLD SON ABSOLUTELY LOVES IT, NOT TO MENTION ME TOO! IT IS SO COOL BEING ABLE TO WATCH THE ANTS DIG AND MAKE THEIR TUNNELS IN THE GEL. IT IS SO NEAT. YOU COULD SPEND ALOT OF TIME JUST SITTING THERE WATCHING THEM WORK, IT IS AMAZING HOW FAST THEY DIG THE TUNNELS.AND THE BEST PART IS NOT HAVING TO FEED OR WATER THEM, IT IS ALL IN THE GEL! MY SON TOOK IT IN FOR SHOW AND SHARE FOR HIS CLASS AND THE TEACHER IS GOING TO PURCHASE ONE FOR THEIR CLASSROOM.I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMEND THIS PRODUCT TO ANYONE.
not so great Review by
I bought this for my son and we were not impressed at all. The first few days were great watching the ants make their tunnels, but after that initial stage they just sat there and would not move. The only time we got them to move was by opening the lid and blowing in there. We have had a few other ant homes so I liked the idea of not having to feed them however the ant farms in the sand seem to keep more active for a longer period of time.
A MUST BUY! Review by
I highly recommend!
AntWorks is Fun Review by
We received the AntWorks for a birthday and loved it! It was great fun watching the ants dig. I will say it is only good for a one time use, maybe 2 times. Which makes it expensive. My children still talk about the antfarm! They have asked if we can get another one...
Fun for the whole family! Review by
We are a homeschooling family and we LOVED this product! The ant farm was so interesting that even my college-aged kids would come home and check on the ants' progress. The speed with which they created their tunnels truly was a marvel. The LED light allowed us to really learn about the ants' lifestyle. We could see exactly where they chose to set up bathrooms and sleeping areas. And it was so amazing to us when they would carry their dead to the surface for us to remove. We wholeheartedly recommend this product for any family!
Antworks Review by
I bought this for my 8 year old son for Christmas, along with the LED illuminator. It is the coolest thing, and very interesting too ! He uses it as a night light in his room, and has fun watching the progress the ants make. Its nice not having to worry about feeding them, since the nutrients are in the gel. Great toy for kids !!
Great product Review by
My son has had dozens of ant farms. He's had varying degrees of success with them. Some, the sand leaked out, some were too wet, some too dry. Plus it's hard to know how much to feed ants. Ant works is so superior. There's no mess, and all the nutrients are in the gel. All you have to do is add ants and enjoy.
Totally worth it! Review by
I bought this as a gift for my son and he absolutely loved it. (So did I!) Watching the ants start tunneling through the blue gel was the best part. Buy the light attachment to make this even better. My son used Antworks as a night light. The best ant farm on the market!
Very cool Review by
I was very excited when it was at my door. Then the ants came we poked a hole in the gel and they started tunneling through the gel. It took a week for them to complete it. And they go up and down. very fun to watch. And the light made the ants look good in the gel. Great product.
Well worth the cost! Review by
This was one of the highlights of our Christmas. For once, something is as impressive in person as it looks in the picture. Ordering ants costs an additional three dollars, but it was well worth not having to go out and collect them. This is a beautiful ant house!
Antworks Review by
This kit was fun - the ants lasted for several months and I could watch the whole tunneling process up close. They were very easy to care for...I think the only thing I had to do was occasionally remove dead ants and let a little air into the habitat.
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