Uncle Milton Original Ant Farm

Uncle Milton Original Ant Farm

# 069961

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Item #: 069961
Grades: 1-AD

Product Description:

Since 1956, children and adults have enjoyed watching ant colony activity with this classic kit. The "farm" is a clear upright rectangular frame thin enough that the activity of the ants is viewable from the outside. Ants form various tunnels through the substrate as they go about their daily routines. Frame is break-resistant and escape-proof. Harvester ants must be ordered directly from the manufacturer (for shipment in continental U.S. only) which includes a shipping fee. 9" x 14.25" x 1.5".
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts, not for children under 3.

Publisher Description:

Get a peek into the amazing underground world of ants with the classic toy thats delighted generations of families since 1956! Break Resistant and Escape Proof! Order live harvester ants online! *Postage and handling fee required. Ants shipped only within continental limits of USA.

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Uncle Milton Industries
0.9 (lbs.)
12.62" x 9.12" x 2.19"
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My 2 year old grandson likes ants.
Robert W on Jun 2, 2021
educational, interesting
Janice B on Dec 12, 2020
My 2 year old grandson likes ants.
Robert W on Jun 2, 2021
fun to watch
Martin D on May 28, 2021
educational, interesting
Janice B on Dec 12, 2020
My daughter is interested in insects.
Susan C on Dec 4, 2020
Classic, yet very cool!
Melissa F on Nov 20, 2020
Had as child
Amanda S on Apr 16, 2020
Had as child
Amanda S on Apr 16, 2020
Had as a child
Christina Z on Apr 16, 2020
Had these exact classic units as a kid. I'm 71 now. Fascinating!
Mike D on Jul 12, 2019
Bought it a few times before. A good bit of fun for all ages while it lasts
Richard J on Dec 11, 2018
my kids loved this as children now it's time for grand kids
Heberto N on Oct 25, 2018
We will be using this for our I is for Insect week in our home.
Ruth S on Oct 18, 2018
I get an ant farm on a regular basis. Your prices are affordable
Cynthia A on Oct 19, 2017
looked fun
Brooke B on Oct 8, 2017
fun to watch
Martin D on May 28, 2021
My daughter is interested in insects.
Susan C on Dec 4, 2020
What are the dimensions of the packaging?
A shopper on Apr 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: 9.0" x 14.25" x 1.5"
What comes with this ant farm kit ??? Do we buy tunnel sand , food , ants and tools separate ???
A shopper on Jul 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You may be able to purchase supplies to connect multiple pieces, but if you just want a basic ant farm, the only thing you need to purchase separately is the ants. You will have to add a tiny amount of food and water once you get it set up, but you don't have to purchase special food.
Do i have to pay for ants separately?
A shopper on Apr 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can use "local" ants you find in your yard. You can also order them online (paying for them separately). These used to include an ant shipment but that has been discontinued so I suspect there was some sort of issue.
Do ants come with the farm?
A shopper on Dec 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The farm comes with instructions for ordering the ants. There is a shipping and handling fee.
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Rated 3 out of 5
NOT the box pictured!
Mine came in a very nondescript box with "Ant Farm" on it... in addition to more text. NO PICTURE of the ant farm on the front.

Why complain about the box, you say?!

Because this is for a child's birthday present, and the picture on the front "introduces" the ant farm, and lets you get an idea of how it will look when it is all set up with ants... it gives one something to anticipate and shoot for.

For a child who loves ants, just seeing a nondescript box and then the bare ant farm inside.... it will look like some boring thing that will not spark any initial interest.

Therefore I gave it 3 stars.
June 9, 2021
Rated 5 out of 5
Be careful with your ants and do this outside
This is a great idea for homeschooling children and science you set up the farm in a couple weeks later the ants come but when mine came I accidentally dropped the open tube on the floor it didn’t fit onto the cage real well! My child was traumatized and we had to throw the whole thing away! My son had this when he was younger and I thought it be OK for his sister and it wasn’t
May 20, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Most Interesting Pets You Can Have
Easy to maintain. Ants do all the work, you just keep them fed, and they do the rest. They build their own housing, their own cemetery, everything the need. Make sure their location doesn't include direct sunlight! They don't naturally live underground for no reason.
August 11, 2019
over 3 years ago

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