Antquarium Ant Kit for Kids, Hard Case
The creators of the Antquarium® Ant Kit for Kids were instrumental in developing the nutrient gel used in the ant habitat which flew on a 2003 NASA Space Shuttle flight. The STS-107 mission carried experiments to study animal life in space. One experiment was designed to test if ants would be able to tunnel successfully in microgravity. Now you have the opportunity to participate in the earth bound version of this space age experiment!
The Antquarium® nutrient gel habitat is a completely self contained environment for ants. Designed to withstand the “G” forces of launch and the vibration of landing, the nutrient gel provides a stable tunneling environment that is perfect for young adventurers. While it is never a good idea to shake your ant habitat, if it is somehow inadvertently bumped it won’t cause the tunnels to collapse, burying your worker ants in the process.
The Antquarium® ant habitat comes prefilled with a special nutrient gel. The translucent blue gel is complete with all the necessary nutrients to promote healthy growth in your new ant colony. In addition, the gel contains mold and fungus inhibitors that will help to keep your Antquarium® crystal clear in spite of the elevated humidity most ants prefer.
The translucent blue gel in the Antquarium® ant habitat provides a remarkable, 3-D view of your ant colony. Watch your ants live, work and tunnel in the nutritious and non-toxic gel as they create tunnel after intricate tunnel.
The Antquarium® Ant Kit for Kids is EASY to care for. In fact it is virtually maintenance free. There is no need to add food or water to the Antquarium® ant habitat. Ants housed in the Antquarium® Ant Kit for Kids are truly no fuss, no muss, no bother pets! Collect specimens in your own back yard or place your order with one of the online vendors to receive a supply of live ants by mail.*
Simply place your ants in the Antquarium® Ant Kit for Kids habitat, secure the lid and let time and nature do the rest. Enjoy countless hours of interesting observation of some of natures smallest, strongest, and most entertaining engineers.
Suitable for ages 8+, adult assistance recommended.
• Habitat with Nutrient Gel
• Magnifying Glass
• Ant Capture Container
• Ant Catching/Tunnel Starter Stick
• Complete Care and Instruction Booklet
• Durable Plastic Carrying Case
*Postage and handling fee required. Ants shipped only within continental limits of USA and Canada.