Ant farms are some of the coolest and most interesting farms that anybody can work on during their spare time. If you can’t have a dog, a cat, or any other pet in the house owning an ant farm may be a better alternative since your mom won’t have to clean up after every single one of them. Ant farms are basically thin glass cases which contains soil with visible tunnels in which the ants travel in and out of them. It’s basically an artificial home made for these ants in order to see and learn how they live. It’s a very education and fun activity for kids, so if you would like to give something educational and at the same time interesting for your kids or for your nephews and nieces try giving them their very own ant farm.
There are different kinds of ant farms to choose from depending on how big or how small you’d want it to be. Aside from this you can also buy special gel ant farms which are much more modern and interesting to own than regular ant farms. What you have to prioritize here is how nice you’d want your ants’ home to be and if your kids would like to build an ant farm of their own. To give you a brief idea of what the different kinds of ant farms are, here’s a short list:
- ● The original and very simple ant farm where it is made of soil and ants alone.
- ● Gel ant farms which contain special gel that is habitable for ants.
- ● Ant farm villages, quite bigger than normal ant farms
- ● Ant farms that are specially designed to look like an ant hill
- ● Space age ant farms, and of course
- ● Layered ant farms
To be able to decide which particular ant farm to buy for your children, it would be best to take a look at some of the product descriptions of ant farms being sold on the web. Just visit online merchant stores or auction sites like Amazon and eBay and you are bound to find a particular seller with ant farms of all kinds to sell. But in general, what you will be looking for are the actual sizes of the ant farms, the size of the ant colony to place in your ant farm, and other factors. There’s bound to be a good ant farm suitable for your home so start looking for them now.
One important thing to remember when owning and keeping an ant farm is maintaining it. You definitely don’t want to spend money on an ant farm when in the end you’re just going to ignore it and leave it on the shelves. There’s really more to ant farming than just watching them crawl from outside of the glass, so it is also advisable to check out sites that talk about taking care of your ant farms. Here are some of the tips that you might find in one or two of those sites:
- 1. Always make sure that the sand or soil of your ant farm is neither dry nor muddy. It should have enough moisture so that the ants will continue building their ant tunnels.
2. Ants need to be fed just like any other pet. They normally like sweet foods so try dropping bits of biscuit crumbs for them to feed on. You should also drop a few drops of water with a sponge to retain the moisture.
3. Always remember that too much is bad and that feeding and watering your ants more than usual is going to harm them one way or another. This is because ants would usually store away leftover food in a certain disposable area so there’s no need to keep feeding them every single day unless they run out.
By keeping these tips in mind you’ll be able to take good care of your ant farms to such an extent that they will be live for long periods of time. It’s fun to watch their colony grow over time and you’ll be able to learn about how these ants live, so always keep in mind to take good care of your ant farms no matter what.
There’s a new kind of ant farm known as the gel ant farm. What makes this different from regular ant farms is the gel that serves as the ants’ home. With a traditional ant farm, you have to keep feeding and giving water for the ants to live. But with a gel ant farm, you don’t have to do any of that since the special gel used can provide the ants all of their needs. Though more expensive than the traditional ant farm, it is definitely a fun and interesting experiment to try out at home.