The Antquarium concept was developed by NASA back in the heyday of the US space programme. Their idea was to take a colony of ants into space so the astronauts could study the insects' behaviour in zero gravity.
The amazing jelly-like habitat they invented is now available to support ant life here on earth. Or more specifically, on your desk, bedside or kitchen table. The Antquarium is filled with a highly nutritious non-toxic gel into which you prod four little holes to get the tunnel network started.
The just get out into the garden or park and catch about 15 ants to populate the colony. Put them in the Antquarium, replace the lid and watch. Within days the ants will burrow out an amazing pattern of channels, each clearly visible in cross-section through the walls of the container. Maintenance is minimal. Besides providing a safe ecologically-correct habitat, the gel also provides the ants' food. You simply need to open the lid from time to time to give them some fresh air.
In the box
- Antquarium tank with gel
- Instruction booklet
- Ant collection vial
- Magnifying glass
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Ants! Please note that the Antquarium pack does not include ants. You will need to collect ants out and about in the garden.