Ant Farms - Questions and answers about ant farms and ant farm shopping.
Caring for ants is relatively easy compared to most other pets. The amount of ants that receive with an ant farm will not need much food to stay healthy, and the food that comes with the ant farms will be enough to sustain them for 3 weeks or more. In the event that you do run out of food, finding food for them is easy. Ants can eat almost anything.
Ah, the incredible ant! They are so fascinating to watch and observe as they dig their intricate tunnels into the ground. We are happy to offer a wide selection of fun and unique, and also educational ant farms. An ant farm or ant habitat is a great way to learn about or to study this amazing creature.
What Are Carpenter Ants?
Carpenter ants are insects that live in hives. Their life cycle is similar to that of any other type of ant - they have queens that lay eggs. When the eggs hatch, some of the ants will be drones, some will workers and some will be queens.
Invented by California entrepreneur Milton Levine (also known as Uncle Milton) in 1956. The transparent, sand-filled Ant Farm allowed you to observe the inscrutable doings of a colony of harvester ants.
Originally it could be yours for only $1.98 and during the next two decades, Levine would sell over twelve million of them.
For any ant farm, you can get any see-through container and just go fill it up with ants and dirt. The ants will always make some tunnels near the edge so you will get to see some of their tunnels, but not all of them. If you place another, smaller container inside of your first container, it will force them to dig on the sides only.
Test the effects of temperature change on ants. Here’s what you will need.
- An ant observatory and some ants.
- A cooler or refrigerator large enough to place the ant observatory into.
- Thermometer - To document temperature effects.
- Clock - To record how long it takes there movement to speed up or slow in response to the temperature.
Why aren't my ants tunneling?
Your ants need a few hours to figure out where they are before they start to dig. However, they should be tunneling within the first 24 hours. If they do not tunnel after one day, try placing a few drops of sugar water onto the sand. This will draw their attention to that spot and hopefully start them digging.