• This version of the AntWorks Space-Age Ant Habitat makes it possible for you to raise a number of ant colonies simultaneously, and watch as they roam from habitat to habitat through the transparent tunnels. The AntWorks Tunnel Vision ant habitat kit comes with a habitat that is much like the original except for one significant difference: there are unique AntDocks that allow you to connect the Tunnel Vision Tunnels to other Tunnel Vision habitats. The tunnels can only be used with Tunnel Vision products. They do not work with the regular AntWorks habitat or the Antworks Illuminated sets. This fantastic product gives you the option of expanding your ant habitat, by adding as many other habitats as you would like. You could connect them in a row or in a circle, watching as the ants roam from habitat to habitat in a circle until they return to their original habitat. You also have the option of adding an illuminator to each habitat, which is sold separately.

    The AntWorks connecting tubes are unbreakable and translucent. They are specially designed to provide a clear 3-D view of the ants. All you need to do is place the tubes into the AntDocks and watch as your ants discover new territory. As in all AntWorks products, the ant habitat comes filled with a nutrient gel that provides the ants with all the nutrients that they need in order to survive. Sand is not needed, as is water and food. This product makes caring for ants even easier and less expensive that it usually is!

    Contents of the Ant Farm

    The AntWorks Tunnel Vision ant habitat set includes one Tunnel Vision ant habitat with ports used for connecting with other habitats, connecting tubes, ant catching tool, and instruction booklet. The kit does not include the ants, and it does not come with a coupon for ordering free ants.

    Ants

    Ants need to be ordered separately, or caught on your own with the help of the ant catcher included with the kit. The ordered ants generally live longer and tunnel better since they are a larger species than most people find in their backyards. Make sure to wear gloves while catching ants since they can bite or sting. The best time for ordering ants is during the summer, although even then some may arrive expired. Most companies will send more ants if this should happen. You can put around twenty ants into each ant habitat. It is best to put the ants in the refrigerator for ten to fifteen minutes before putting them into the habitats. The cold will slow them down, making the transfer easier and neater. Never combine the ordered ants with ants that you have caught, or ants that appear to be from two separate colonies. They will just kill each other in an attempt to defend themselves.

    Lifespan

    Usually, ants live as long as a year and sometimes even longer. However, when they are not in their natural habitat, and there is not a queen ant around, the ants survive between a few weeks and a few months. Buying queen ants is illegal, and capturing one is very difficult. If you manage to find one, your colony may survive longer. Some ants may expire right away while some may live longer than expected.

    Ant Care

    With the AntWorks Tunnel Vision kit, you don’t need to do much to care for your ants. The gel provides the ants with all of the food and water that they need, as well as a substance for tunneling. You don’t have to fill the habitat with the gel, since it arrives that way, and you don’t have to worry about feeding or watering them. Just keep the habitat in a safe place, and make sure it is not in direct sunlight. The recommended temperature is between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Expired ants should be removed immediately so as not to allow mold to form.

    Recommended Age

    The Tunnel Vision kit is recommended from age eight and up. It is not suitable for children under three years of age as there are small parts that can be choking hazards. Even older children will enjoy this product since it offers even more excitement than the original. It is a fun and educational toy that provides much entertainment.

    Product Dimensions

    1.9 pounds