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Dan&Darci Educational Tunneling Ant Farm

Last updated: May 31, 2023


Encourage children to learn about the wonderful world around them with this ant farm. It comes with a nutrient-rich gel that ants will love tunneling through. The terrarium has built-in lights for nighttime viewing, as well as a magnifying glass, so kids can view the ants up close.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: If you're searching for a unique birthday gift that is both exciting and educational, this ant farm is the answer.

In our analysis of 23 expert reviews, the Dan&Darci Educational Tunneling Ant Farm placed 2nd when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Know what’s even cooler than a plain old ant habitat full of sand? One that’s made with bright blue, space-age gel that glows! Watch your harvester ants dig intricate tunnels through the same type of gel that ants were sent to the moon in. Then, turn on the lights – the whole ant habitat glows! It’s not only crazy-cool to look at, but the lights can also encourage the ants to dig deeper into the gel. Includes Light-up gel ant habitat, USB power cord (no batteries needed), magnifying glass, tunnel starter tool, 16-page beautiful learning guide. INCLUDES DISCOUNT COUPON FOR LIVE ANTS: Live ants can’t be included in the kit, but it includes a discount coupon to order live harvester ants and instructions on how to ensure the optimal delivery of the ants. Ants are fascinating insects with super-duper strength, human-like ways of interacting, and oddball features (like the butt of an Australian green ant tastes sort of like a lime! Ew…). This Learning Guide is full of cool, scientific information about ants. NOTE: Due to regulatory restrictions ants cannot be shipped to Oregon or Hawaii. It’s not often that a science project can be fun and engaging, but this set achieves both! Great set for individual play or as a group activity. It fascinates children as soon as they pull it out of the box and is a perfect STEM project. It fosters a love for science and paleontology in a fun and exciting way. This product has been evaluated by STEM.org and has been authenticated to meet the highest standards of STEM learning.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

The translucent gel looks great and provides nutrition for the ant colony

What reviewers didn't like

Only for use with harvester ants.
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