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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. (When you redeem the coupon there is an additional S&H charge starting at $5, with multiple options available.) No assembly required. The AntWorks gel is non-toxic. Ages 6 & up.
Antworks was chosen as one of the Best Inventions of 2005 by TIME magazine.
- Habitat with see-through blue nutrient gel
- Magnifying glass
- High-power “zoom” magnifier
- Ant catching/tunnel starter tool
- Interesting facts
- Coupon to send in for live ants
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- Wednesday, November 07, 2012Great productReviewed By: Paula McLaughlin
High quality product. Shipping was super fast. Can't wait to get some ants in there!
- Thursday, April 12, 2012Great Product!Reviewed By: D. Flowers
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!
- Monday, April 09, 2012great!!!!!!!Reviewed By: Megseys
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!
- Tuesday, February 21, 2012Really neat!Reviewed By: Julie Huffman
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!
- Monday, March 28, 2011IngeniousReviewed By: Annelle
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.
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