When I was a kid the ant farms were long and narrow and had a sand material inside allowing you to see the tunneling and observe the daily activities of ants. This was a great science lesson for kids of all ages. Today, there is an ant farm that is a little different. It is so unique and quite remarkable that I decided to write a product review
on it… introducing, Antworks ant farm
Antworks Ant Farms: Review of the Items Included
There are only two items in the Antworks ant farm kit other than the booklet of course that explains everything to the observer. The habitat already comes filled with the space age gel that is as blue as water and it comes with a magnifying glass to better study the ant in its environment.
The gel in the Antworks habitat is a space age material. Not only is the coagulated material inside a perfect solution for the ant to tunnel through but it also serves as its food and water supply. This gel-like mass also aids in the prevention of infections and resistance of bacteria or fungal growth. However, if an ant dies you should remove it once the others carry it to the surface.
Antworks Ant Farms: Is the Antworks Environment Reusable?
This is a question most parents and teachers ask… the answer is yes. Once your ant colony dies off, and they will because they have short life spans, you can take your Antworks ant farm and run cold water gently inside to clear the tunnels from any dead debris. Empty the water from the labyrinth and insert new ants.
This is perhaps one of the best qualities of this particular ant farm. The engineers at Antworks have thought of everything.
Antworks Ant Farms: In Closing
After studying the material and the way the ants react to it, the fact that the ants seem active, not to mention the containers ability to distribute light within the tunnels to almost make it look as if it glows, this has got to be the best ant environment to buy if you are a parent of a child that loves science or if you are a teacher.
The price is not much of a consideration… meaning you can order it for around $10.00. All the factors weigh in positively where this product is concerned; so far I have yet to find a flaw that would make me want to tell someone not to buy it fore their children. Great job to all those at Antworks for creating this design in the footsteps of NASA.