Build A Giant Ant Farm

It looks like I'm on an ants kick right now. This may or may not be the last ant related post.. this week. 😉

When I was a kid, the idea of having an ant farm always interested me. I think it was partly because I have a bit of a fear of insects, and I liked the idea of being able to watch them safely and to be in control. But that fear was also what kept me from ever getting an ant farm. More specifically, the fear that somehow they would escape and I'd have a roomful of ants.

Fast-forward a bit to today, and there still seems to be a market for ant farms, but they've gotten quite a bit more sophisticated. The most popular brand of ant farms for sale appears to be the AntWorks ant farms. What's neat about the AntWorks ant farms is that they're filled with a nutrient rich gel. Unlike a traditional ant farm, ants in a gel ant farm get everything they need from the gel. There's no need to feed the ants or give them water.

There are several varieties of AntWorks ant farms, but the one that really caught my eye was the AntWorks Tunnel Vision. The Tunnel Vision ant farms can be connected to each other, allowing you to build an ant farm as big as you can imagine! (and afford). Add to those the optional lighting accessory (the Fascinations Antworks Illuminator) and you've got an attractive display that would probably easily rival the interestingness of an aquarium.

One thing that I'm curious about though: if two ant farms with well established ant colonies are connected to each other, will the ants defend their territory? Will there be constant ant battles? Is someone going to test this and get back to me? 🙂

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