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Product Description

This Illuminated Ant Farm® Gel Colony® Live Ant Habitat features a contemporary design with an LED light module. Watch ants as they build amazing 3-D tunnels in a nutrient rich translucent green gel! No feeding or watering required, as food and moisture are self-contained for a maintenance-free experience! Mail-in coupon for live harvester ants included.

For ages 6 and up. Adult assistance recommended.

Light module requires 2 AAA batteries; not included.

Additional Info

629053

097D90BE

042499014519

UM1451

2 AAA batteries are required (not included)

1.2 pounds

10.0 x 9.0 x 2.8

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Average Customer Rating:

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Uncle MiltonIlluminated Gel Colony
 
2.8

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

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    (2)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Fun (3)
  • Promotes learning (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Parent (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes (6)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    No good after 5 days.

    By Max's Mom

    from St. Louis, MO

    About Me Parent

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fun

    Cons

    • Bad Ants

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about Uncle Milton Illuminated Gel Colony:

    My son, my husband and I all LOVED this ant farm at first. The ants were delivered promptly from the manufacturer (Uncle Milton) and started tunneling right away. We loved seeing the progress every day. All of the sudden, after five days, the ants started dying. I've kept it at room temperature and out of the sun so there's no reason they should be dying like this. A week and a half later, we only have two ants still alive. I would never have purchased this had I known it would only last a week. The manufacturer's website said it would last 6 weeks - 6 months. I will be calling them tomorrow. It would have been one of my son's favorite birthday gifts if the ants would have lived longer!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    3.0

    Cute item, IF ONLY THE LED LIGHTS WORKED

    By upsetmom

    from Florida

    About Me Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Promotes Learning

    Cons

    • Does Not Work Well
    • Poor Demonstration

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • School

    Comments about Uncle Milton Illuminated Gel Colony:

    No set up required, order ants early. Cute idea for little ones to watch ants form tunnels. The LED light (requires 2 AAA batteries) The lights in the package do not work.Emailed company on getting a replacement and at this rate the ants will die before I get a response or replacement. I would check this out before ordering ants and gifting this product.On a positive note ants don't require the light, would just make them easier to see.My girls were very dissapointed.

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    • Yes

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing conversation piece

    By PJ Milli

    from Oklahoma City, OK

    About Me Parent, Teacher

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective Demonstration
    • Fun
    • Interactive
    • Promotes Learning

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Home
      • Office
      • School

      Comments about Uncle Milton Illuminated Gel Colony:

      My daughter rec'd this as a gift. I'm not going to lie, it sat in the box for almost a year before we actually ordered the ants for it. When I bought the ants, I just went online and bought about $20 which were shipped almost overnight. 3 weeks later, there have only been about 3 dead ants and they are tunneling like crazy. It is amazing to watch them eat, work and tunnel through their gel environment. There really is no need to open the top, so you shouldn't worry about them escaping or getting out. I wished I had ordered less ants, they will be eating all the gel soon and I will need to order another habitat!
      VERY COOL!!!

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      • Yes

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      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      CRUEL and terrible

      By Funky & Hip Momma

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Parent

      Pros

        Cons

        • CRUEL
        • Does Not Work Well
        • Inaccurate
        • Poor Demonstration

        Best Uses

          Comments about Uncle Milton Illuminated Gel Colony:

          Got this for my son... Within first 2 weeks, one died & the others starting eating at it.. They spend majority of time trying to get out & climb out. They seem miserable and disoriented within this environment. Week three, another died & one more looks like its on the verge... :( We are releasing them today....

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          • Yes

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love It

          By kelly

          from Cambridge Springs, PA

          About Me Parent

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective Demonstration
          • Fun
          • Interactive
          • Promotes Learning

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Home

            Comments about Uncle Milton Illuminated Gel Colony:

            My son loves it. The ants have tunneled everywhere over the past month. We check to see thier progress everyday. Far exceeded my expectations.

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            • Yes

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            (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            AWEFUL

            By Pattie

            from Covington, LA

            About Me Parent

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Uncle Milton Illuminated Gel Colony:

                  Seemed like a great gift[...] they say it takes a few days for them to start digging...we're on day 5. I have emailed the company and have gotten no response.

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                  • Yes

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                  3.0 stars

                  $29.99

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