AntWorks provides you with a revolutionary way to observe the astute architectural brilliance of nature’s beloved ants. This six and a half inch by six inch spaceage habitat is based on technology used by NASA. The translucent gel not only allows you to watch the ants create their network of tunnels, but also provides the ants with food and water for survival. Speaking of ants, you must collect your own or order some from the enclosed order forms found in your AntWorks instruction manual. This instruction manual also includes tons of interesting ant facts.
Once you’ve received your batch of ants, remove the lid and poke four holes in the gel using the included two and a quarter inch stick. These holes act as starting points for the ants to begin tunneling. Next, insert approximately 20 to 25 ants into the container. Larger ones, such as harvester ants, are recommended. Their size makes them easier to observe, and their large mandibles are great for tunnel digging. Avoid mixing different species of ants, as they could spend more time fighting than actually creating tunnels. Because the gel is a very foreign environment for ants,.
24 to 48 hours may pass before any digging occurs. As you watch the time lapse footage of our ants in action, keep a few things in mind. First, avoid storing the AntWorks in direct sunlight. Ants prefer shade, so put them in a room temperature between 50 and 74 degrees Fahrenheit if possible. Second, the gel consists of more than enough food and water for your ants to survive. In addition, ants require little oxygen, so the small holes on the lid are sufficient. However, opening t lid for a few seconds every week.
AntWorks Illuminated Ant Farm Gel
Wouldn’t hurt. Finally, ants generally have a lifespan of one to three months. Some may live longer, and some may expire before a month. Once the ants have begun digging and their intricate tunnels begin to form, you can study their unique, intelligent behavior up close. Their network of tunnels is nothing short of amazing. AntWorks comes with a magnifying glass, allowing you or your child to observe specific ant mannerisms unable to be seen by the naked eye. The included extreme zoom lens lets you get even closer to the action.