See inside the amazing world of ants and discover their amazing abilities to build tunnels and move mountains! Our Ant World kit has been specially designed by naturalist Nick Baker, it is a hands-on guide for budding naturalists of any age and contains the equipment you need to observe and study the fascinating life of ants.

“I was bought one of these when I was about 8 or 9. My parents, finally fed up with ants escaping from my home made ‘formicarium’, decided that investing in a professionally designed device was going to save a lot of their stress and of course stop me turning the house upside down looking for any escapees.” Nick Baker

What’s the best time of year to use your Ant World?

Ant World can be used all year but in this country all of our native ant species that live in the soil enter a quiet period. It’s not strictly speaking hibernation, but the nest winds down and activity levels are reduced as they hunker down and sit out the worst of the cold season.

This colony shut-down occurs in the autumn when the temperatures cool down and they don’t wake up and get busy again until the Spring. So to get the best out of your Ant World it is best set up between the first warm days of Spring through to around early September. However, if you keep them warm enough, not allowing the temperature to drop below 18°C, then they will stay active through the winter indoors.

Kit Contains:

  • Plastic ant housing
  • Connectable magnifying bowl
  • 2 shades
  • Tubing
  • Scene stickers
  • Feeding pipette
  • Tunnelling sand

In addition to the items supplied in the kit, you will need:

  • A small funnel (you can make one out of paper or card)
  • Newspaper
  • Fine dry soil (run it through a fine sieve)
  • Dust pap and brush (for clearing up any mess you might make)
  • A fine paintbrush (for gently handling any escapees!)

Everything you need to get you started. All you have to do is search the garden for some Ants

Age: 5+ (adult supervision is recommended)



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