Ant Farm

May 6, 2011 at 7:03 am | Posted in homeschool, totally random | Leave a comment

Last week J bought an ant farm using some of his birthday money.  I am amazed at how fascinating the little buggars are – I could sit there for an hour watching them tunnel through their gel.  Since the gel is see through you can actually watch their little pincers cutting through tiny piece by piece to dig each tunnel.

We caught the ants from a nest under a beam outside, and managed to get two larvae and a pupae as well.  They are so careful with the larvae and pupae, there is always an ant or two holding onto each baby, and several standing guard over the tunnel that they are in.  Fascinating, busy little critters.


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