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  Antworks
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It's Award Winning AntWorks!
A highly sophisticated ant farm, the most captivating insect toy we've ever seen! Based upon a 2003 NASA Space Shuttle experiment to study animal life in space and test how insects-ants, successfully tunnel in microgravity. Antworks captures the attention of people like us, who find this novelty attractive, intriguing and a thrilling medium for insect study! An excellent educational tool for the home, biology classroom, or any science teacher!

NASA scientists thought of everything. Nutrient gel means that THE ANTS NEED NO FOOD OR WATER! The AntWorks gel is complete with nutrients to promote healthy growth in the new ant colony. All you do is sit back and enjoy the view as ants live, work & tunnel in the nutritious and non-toxic gel creating series upon series of intricate tunnels.

Ants are highly intelligent, organized, numerous, and strong. With their largely developed brains, their compassion for fellow ants and ability to work as a team, their amazing physical strength-often lugging 20 times their body weight, and an innate predisposition for a healthy attitude toward work- Antfarms have benefits beyond a simple study of insects!

Thousands of years ago, King Solomon wrote: "Go to the ant, consider its ways and be wise." Well, going to the ant just got easier. From Fat Brain Toys- it's the latest greatest Antfarm...AntWorks to you.

  • Award Winning Antworks!
  • A Modern Ant Farm and Insect Environment
  • Insect Study with Modern Science Technology
  • Tremendous Educational Value
  • Package Includes:
    Unique, Self-contained Environment for Ants
    Nutrient Gel
    Magnifying Glass
    Ant Catching/Tunnel Starter Tool
    Interesting Facts about Cool Insects -Ants!

  • Instructions Included
  • (Ants not included)
  • Ages 8+

    Additional Information:
    The nutrient, non-toxic gel is formulated to last up to one (1) year and provide ALL the food and water the ant colony needs to live in their antfarm habitat. Usually ants will live anywhere from 2 - 6 months and in the "AntWorks" habitat they are 'safe' from disease, cold/wet, and predators.

    Also, whenever ants are attacked, it is the OLDEST worker (all female) ants that exit the colony to protect it...so if you capture you own ants, you will never know exactly HOW long they will live. Maybe days, weeks or months. Also, whenever an ant "expires", their buddies normally carry them to the TOP of the gel (where they place the 'tunnel debris')...so you can always OPEN the lid and take them out, and if you wish, later put in NEW, FRESHER ants to replace the ones that have expired.




    NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 6 years of age.



    Toy Value Index
    8.81
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    Toy IQ
    175
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      UPC 032309268904
      Manufacturer SKU ANTW1
      Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 10/3/2005
      Manufactured In Peoples Republic of China
      Manufacturer Recommended Minimum Age 6 years
      Fat Brain Toys Monthly Sales Ranking #948
      Dimension 6.5 inches W X 5.5 inches H X 1 1/4 inches D



  • To Order Ants

    WARNING:
    CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts.
  • Not for children under 3 yrs.

  • We've collected valuable feedback from our customers on how this item is being used by children with special needs in hopes of providing guidance for other special needs caregivers. Click here to view these "Special Perspectives"...

    Identified Special Needs Challenges:
    Apraxia, ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Hearing Impairment, Mental Retardation, Paraplegia, Sensory Integration Disorder, Speech & Language Delay
    "It is small enough that the students can handle the ant farm, and sturdy enough that we never had to worry about the lid. We chart the numbers of tunnels, the lengths, journal, learn about the jobs and how the ants work together (compare to classroom, and community jobs and the need to work together). We wrote creatively (some did storytelling that could not write and video taped it) about what is happening, what the ants are thinking watching us, what would their day be like, compared their ways of communicating without words to our ways of communicating without words. We always kept magnifying glasses handy for the kids to look and explore. Every day students from the mainstream popped in to see the changes as well. It doesn't matter what age or ability- there is so much to be learned and enjoyed from these ants. To adapt for mild/moderate visual impairments, I would put it under a document camera for the Smartboard so it can be blown up and seen in actual time."



    Total Customer Reviews: 274
    Average Customer Rating: 4.58 (site average 4.56)
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    Product review of Antworks
    Posted 3/25/2014 by Nic Loux

    My 7 year old just loves this. It is all self contained and very easy since no feeding or watering!!

    Rating: 5
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    Overall GREAT experience
    Posted 12/11/2013 by kayla schexnayder

    I was a bit skeptical that any sand-like product could be "clean" but this product is awesome!!! Its a breeze to pull out and save up. The kids love it, and the adults cant help but play with it also.

    Rating: 5
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    Review of Antworks
    Posted 12/3/2013 by Lori Boss

    Great product and durable. I don't feel like ants are going to crawl out

    Rating: 4
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    Review of Antworks
    Posted 11/7/2013 by Joyce

    I bought this for my 7 year old grandson's birthday. But I think it was actually just as much fun for my son (his daddy)! It has been fun, educational and has taught him responsibility among other things.

    Rating: 5
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    Posted 10/28/2013 by Yoav Bensoussan

    kids love it.. better than TV!

    Rating: 4
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    Some alternate spelling variations of this product:
    ants, ant farms, antfarms, living creatures, animals, animal study, animal sciences, biology, vivariums, terrariums,



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