Best Ant Farms

Updated May 2019
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Ant farms allow a budding scientist to see live animals in action. They’re designed so that all the ants' hard work from burrowing and tunneling to building bridges is completely visible. There are two basic types of ant farms, gel or sand farms, although you can substitute dirt for sand. Gel farms were originally designed by NASA so a colony of ants could live in space. The gel not only provides a place for the ants to live but it’s their food and water source, which makes gel farms easier to care for than traditional sand farms. In a sand farm, the ants must be fed and watered if they are to survive. Many parents like the responsibility that a sand farm requires while ant enthusiasts are more likely to opt for a gel farm.

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