Space age ant habitat

September 27, 2006

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Looking for a VERY cool gift to give to an inquisitive child with latent herding tendencies? Look no further! Some of us old timers remember those plastic see-into ant farms. Well, times have changed and this little invention takes us to the next level. Think geek will sell you a space age ant farm for $30, and if you happen to live in the Space Station, no biggie, these ants (and their habitat) don’t even need gravity, nor water or food. It’s a miracle!

This miraculous gel, derived from a NASA Space experiment, serves as both habitat and nutrition for your ants – allowing you to watch in awe as they turn a brick of aqua-blue gel into a fascinating colony of tunnels. Never before have you been so capable of watching these awesome creatures at work.

Consider Ants a pest? Think again. As Sun Tzu stated, ‘Know Thy Enemy’. And what better way to know them then in this totally enclosed space age aquarium. Ants are perhaps the most populous creatures on the face of planet earth, with at least ten thousand species and countless trillions of individual ants. Bring them indoors today with Antworks!

* AntWorks is based on a 2003 NASA Space Shuttle experiment to study animal life in space and test how ants successfully tunnel in microgravity.
* The AntWorks Gel (Non Toxic) is complete with nutrients to promote healthy growth in the new colony.
* Watch ants live, work and tunnel in the nutritious and non-toxic gel as they create series upon series of intricate tunnels.
* The included LED illuminator acts as your Antworks base and when plugged in will shine four bright blue LEDs up through your torquoise gel. The ultimate nightlight is upon us! (120v).
* Easy to care for – Ants need NO food or water.

[Via Ursi’s blog]

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