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Edu Science Light Up Ant Farm Gel Colony

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Product Description

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

Edu Science Light Up Ant Farm Gel Colony - Watch ants build 3-D tunnels in nutrient-rich gel. Features a Contemporary design featuring a green nutrient rich gel for ants to dig. No food or water is needed! All food and moisture is self-contained. Ants not included but Mail-in coupon for live harvester ants.

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Features

  • Contemporary design featuring a green nutrient rich gel for ants to dig
  • Ants create amazing 3-D tunnels
  • All food and moisture is self-contained
  • Mail-in coupon for live harvester ants

Additional Info

523008

98F10368

042499080606

2 AAA batteries are required (not included)

1.6 pounds

10.1 x 9.1 x 2.9

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Average Customer Rating:

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Uncle MiltonEdu Science Light Up Ant Farm Gel Colony
 
2.3

(based on 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (36)

37%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (20)
  • Lots of fun (15)
  • Engaging (13)
  • Durable (11)
  • Interactive (11)

Cons

  • Poor design (12)
  • Does not work well (7)
  • Poor demonstration (5)
  • Flimsy (4)
  • Inaccurate (4)

Best Uses

  • Indoor (19)
  • Entertainment (13)
  • Young children (13)
  • Older children (11)
  • School (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (24), Education oriented (18), Working parent (10), Stay at home parent (9), Parent (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (8), No (3)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

My boys LOVE this!

My 7 year old has had his ant farm for 2 months. The eerie green light is perfect for a night light and has been on most every night for the past 8 weeks,...Read complete review

My 7 year old has had his ant farm for 2 months. The eerie green light is perfect for a night light and has been on most every night for the past 8 weeks, It's still going strong and we haven't needed to replace the battery's. The ants took a while to get going on the tunnel making but are well established. Most of them are still alive and very active. Make sure you follow the directions when putting the ants in their habitat. Refrigerate them first or they will all try to escape- this can be very exciting. I'm heading out to buy my 9 year old one of his own, so he'll stop coveting his brothers.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

They only give you worker ants!

For those of you that are upset about your ants not surviving long, that is because the ants you receive are only infertile female workers. An ant colony has at least one queen which...Read complete review

For those of you that are upset about your ants not surviving long, that is because the ants you receive are only infertile female workers. An ant colony has at least one queen which will lay eggs that will hatch more workers, allowing your ant farm to continue. Also, if you go out and "collect ants" for your ant farm, they will disappear because they are killing each other. They are from different colonies and will eat other ants that they come into contact with. If you want to start a colony that can survive, try finding a queen ant. You can go out on a clear summer day and search your lawn for a large winged ant, and if you place her in your (empty) ant farm with a tiny dot of honey, she will lay eggs and start a colony. Otherwise, you can search for an 'ant colony' online and purchase a fertile queen in a test tube that you may start your colony off with.
Also.. if you notice your ant farm does not have any air holes whatsoever, take a thumb tack and make a few at the very top, otherwise leave the lid of it off and mear a 1" line of vaseline a bit below the upper edge of the ant farm on the inner plastic. (As a note.. try a sand or soil-based ant farm if you can help it. It's much less stressful on the ant and it is more likely that your colony will survive. Use play sand if you are looking to re-use your ant farm tank after the gel is gone. Ants can be fed with dabs of honey, maple syrup, bits of fruit or veggies, and either bits of cat / dog food or dried insects from a pet store for protein. Try not to leave any food in your tank for more than 36 hours or mold could kill your ants! Water can be given from a damp cotton ball or q-tip. Feeding your ants in this way is also much healthier, and they will live longer.) Good luck!

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(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

They only give you worker ants!

By Anonymous

from Anonymous Proxy

About Me activist, animal lover, Collector, Education Oriented, Entymologist

Pros

  • Durable
  • Interactive
  • Lots of Fun

Cons

  • Bad Colony Nutrition
  • Bad First Ant Experience
  • Gel Lets In Light
  • Lack Of Air Flow
  • Your Ants Will Die Out

Best Uses

  • Garbage can
  • Indoor
  • Older Children

Comments about Uncle Milton Edu Science Light Up Ant Farm Gel Colony:

For those of you that are upset about your ants not surviving long, that is because the ants you receive are only infertile female workers. An ant colony has at least one queen which will lay eggs that will hatch more workers, allowing your ant farm to continue. Also, if you go out and "collect ants" for your ant farm, they will disappear because they are killing each other. They are from different colonies and will eat other ants that they come into contact with. If you want to start a colony that can survive, try finding a queen ant. You can go out on a clear summer day and search your lawn for a large winged ant, and if you place her in your (empty) ant farm with a tiny dot of honey, she will lay eggs and start a colony. Otherwise, you can search for an 'ant colony' online and purchase a fertile queen in a test tube that you may start your colony off with.
Also.. if you notice your ant farm does not have any air holes whatsoever, take a thumb tack and make a few at the very top, otherwise leave the lid of it off and mear a 1" line of vaseline a bit below the upper edge of the ant farm on the inner plastic. (As a note.. try a sand or soil-based ant farm if you can help it. It's much less stressful on the ant and it is more likely that your colony will survive. Use play sand if you are looking to re-use your ant farm tank after the gel is gone. Ants can be fed with dabs of honey, maple syrup, bits of fruit or veggies, and either bits of cat / dog food or dried insects from a pet store for protein. Try not to leave any food in your tank for more than 36 hours or mold could kill your ants! Water can be given from a damp cotton ball or q-tip. Feeding your ants in this way is also much healthier, and they will live longer.) Good luck!

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  • No

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Do not buy this product

By Jillybean

from Nashville, TN

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Uncle Milton Edu Science Light Up Ant Farm Gel Colony:

        I bought this product but was unaware that it needed to be used right away. When I went to open the product for my boys to hunt ants, it was full of mold! Nasty!! The customer service was NO HELP and "could not do anything for me". The product has no information about an expiration date. Very disappointed!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        NEW AGE ANTFARM

        By UNCLE JOHN

        from SPOKANE, WA

        About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Educational
        • Engaging
        • Lots of Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoor

          Comments about Uncle Milton Edu Science Light Up Ant Farm Gel Colony:

          PURCHASED AS GIFT FOR NIECE, SHE LOVES IT.
          THE SAND GLOWS IN THE DARK,VERY COOL

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          1.0

          Escaping ants

          By Disappointed mom

          from Illinois

          About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

          Pros

          • Educational

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Uncle Milton Edu Science Light Up Ant Farm Gel Colony:

              My son and I collected our own ants because most reviews stated it took FOREVER to get them. Our ants kept escaping in less than an hour. We would collect more and they would be gone too! I sealed it even better than how it came but they still disappear and I don't know how. But I'm returning it because I don't want my house as an ant farm!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

               
              2.0

              Ants never came

              By Natasha Carter

              from Ukiah, CA.

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Uncle Milton Edu Science Light Up Ant Farm Gel Colony:

                    We haven't used the product yet, because it came with an order form for live ants, and we sent in the order almost two months ago, and have never received our ants!!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Ants Cant Breath

                    By The Osum 1

                    from Arroyo Grande, CA

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Air tight

                      Best Uses

                      • Young Children

                      Comments about Uncle Milton Edu Science Light Up Ant Farm Gel Colony:

                      I got my ants today and most of ants were alive, but later this same day, less than half the ants are still alive. I suspected the ants could not breath since when I took the lid of to look at them, they seamed to come alive. I searched the top, sides, and bottom, the ant farm as far as I can tell is air tight. The ants won't live longer than a day or two without air. I think it is horrible, suffocating the poor ants.

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                      • Yes

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Never received the Ants!

                      By Jess

                      from Indianapolis, IN

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                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Uncle Milton Edu Science Light Up Ant Farm Gel Colony:

                            My 5 year old son received this last Christmas. We waited until spring and sent in the order for the ants with a check and never received our ants. Every day for a year now my son asks "Did my ants come yet?" Now I don't know how to order them again! Disappointed:(

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                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            Awesome!

                            By Zainy Brainy (7 yr old)

                            from Potomac, MD

                            Pros

                            • Educational
                            • Engaging
                            • Interactive
                            • Lots of Fun

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Entertainment
                              • Indoor
                              • Young Children

                              Comments about Uncle Milton Edu Science Light Up Ant Farm Gel Colony:

                              My 7 yr old is writing a review for this ant farm I bought him when he was 4 yrs old. He 'adored it' and wants another one for this Eid (end of Ramadan holiday). It was great. Low maintenance and fascinating. Only thing is that it had a life span of 3 or so months after the ants finish going through the gel (their food). Still, it was a great buy.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

                              Comment on this review

                              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              So interesting to watch!

                              By AandT's Mom

                              from NH

                              About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Educational
                              • Engaging
                              • Lots of Fun

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Entertainment
                                • Indoor
                                • Older Children
                                • Young Children

                                Comments about Uncle Milton Edu Science Light Up Ant Farm Gel Colony:

                                My 5 Yr old got this as a gift for Christmas. We were a little dissapointed that We had to wait for the Ants until warmer weather but as soon as it warmed up we ordered them. We have had our Farm going for about 1.5 weeks now and My Kids just love to wacth them work. We have not had ANY problems with any part of the farm or ants. Very fun and interesting to wacth!

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                                • Yes

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                                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Terrible Product

                                By Concerned Shopper

                                from Las Vegas

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor Design

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Uncle Milton Edu Science Light Up Ant Farm Gel Colony:

                                    My son was given this product as a birthday present. It is absolutely horrible. The lights in the thing don't work, because it doesn't come with a plug! You can buy the plug...seperately. I[...] Its like buying a car, but the engine and steering wheel are extra. What a joke. Save your money and don't buy this, or from a store that would even sell this scam.

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                                    • Yes

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