Ant World

antsWe have new pets. Ants. My daughter got an ant home for her birthday and the ants we sent away for have arrived.

Can you imagine? Sending away for ants. Silly, isn’t it? And could you throw in a couple of cockroaches and some maggots too?

It’s amazing what they sell for toys these days. You can get an Ant Circus: “See them perform unbelievable feats through the maze, cross the high wire and dig through soil strata. This kit provides hours of fun and is a ‘must have product’ for the young naturalist. Just add ants and dirt and watch the Ant Circus come to life!”

An Ant Jungle: “In the real jungle and in the nest, see them wrestle food through a maze or across dizzying heights. See them dig tunnels or rush to the surface if the colony is in danger!”

An Ant Nudist Camp.

No.

We have Ant World: “Ant World allows a fascinating insight into the world of ants. Watch your ants build tunnels, keep their home tidy and feed each other. Ideal entertainment for the young naturalist, Ant World provides hours of fun as well as being educational.”

My children were mesmerized, watching the ants make their way from the box to the long flat holder along the clear plastic tube.

For about ten minutes.

It’s soon, I fear, going to turn into Ant Cemetery: “See them die by the hundreds in a cruel dehydrated demise. See them gasp their last breath and turn back into the dust from which they first came! Provides hours of horror as well as being educational. ”

photo by kasia/flickr

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