Monday, August 09, 2010


Have you ever seen ants' house?
Have you ever wondered how is it look like inside?
And have you ever heard about Antquarium? Because I just heard and bought it for Iki and am really interested on it now.

The Antquarium concept was developed by NASA back in the heyday of the US space programme. Their idea was to take a colony of ants into space so the astronauts could study the insects' behaviour in zero gravity. Why, we hear you ask? Well, we guess they had to study something as they hurtled around planet earth. Anyway, NASA's loss is our gain because the amazing jelly-like habitat they invented is now available to support ant life here on earth. Or more specifically, on your desk, bedside or kitchen table. The Antquarium is filled with a highly nutritious non-toxic gel into which you prod four little holes to get the tunnel network started. Now get out into the garden or park and catch about 15 ants to populate the colony. Put them in the Antquarium, replace the lid... and watch. Within days the ants will burrow out an amazing pattern of channels, each clearly visible in cross-section through the walls of the container. Maintenance is minimal. Besides providing a safe ecologically-correct habitat, the gel also provides the ants' food. You simply need to open the lid for a moment once a month to aerate the interior.

Isn't it interesting??
Iki and papa-chan went out to catch some ants yesterday afternoon and put them in the container already. OOh.....We can't wait to see what will happen in the container! (^____^)

From yesterday night the ants had meetings, perhaps to discuss how to survive in a small container full of food?! ;-)

And this evening they've started the construction of their new "house"!

Let's see again what will happen in the next few days!!

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