By Kaycee Marlett
Ant Farms-A fun hobby
Children love to have pets and some pets can be more fun than others. A very affordable type of
pet is a collection of ants. This is commonly referred to as an ant farm. You are able to get all of the items you
need to set up your ant farm, at a pet store or from some retailers for a very low price. Many teachers have an ant
farm in the classroom to share with the children as well. Ants are tiny creatures but they can be very
entertaining, and teach teamwork as well as strong work ethic.
One of the things people are often curious about with ants is what they do under the ground.
There is plenty of activity that takes place in any given ant colony. With an ant farm you can see what is going
on, below the surface, allowing this to be very educational for students of all ages. While you are observing the
ants within the farm you will be able to see where they store their food, how they dig their tunnels, interactions
amongst ants, and even the efforts they make to clean up their areas.
Where to Find Your Ants for Your Farm
You can collect and place a variety of ants, and incorporate them into the set up that you have
prepared. You will find ant farms come in many sizes so you can have a small colony or a very large one. Should
your child get tired of the ant farm you can easily turn them loose outside, only if they are indigenous to the
local area. If you are in question about whether your ants are local, you can take the farm to a local pet store
and they will be able to assist you. This is much easier than having to find a new home for them,like you would
need to with most other types of animals.
Take some time to read information about the various types of ant farms offered, here and across
the internet. Amazon offers some great reading material about ant farms.This way you can be sure to invest in
something that will be easy to set up. You also will have something that is fun to look at as the ants build their
community colony. You need to place the farm in an area that will give you a very good view of all the various
activities taking place inside of the ant farm.
Displaying Your Ant Farm For You And Your Children
An Ant Farm, can make a perfect gift for any child whose is at least five years of age. This way
they can explore the options of considering of having pets. Ant farms are a great apartment pet as well, low
maintainence, and do not take a huge amount of space to display. Since ants are very social you will want to have a
good number of them within the ant farm. Having an ant farm is fun, educational, and it can teach a child a lot
about responsibility. You can get an ant farm at just about any pet shop and many retailers sale them as well.
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