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Fascinations - Antworks Illuminated, Uk Plug


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  • A space-age habitat based on a NASA experiment to study ants in micro-gravity
  • Ants live, work and tunnel in the nutritious gel
  • Includes 17 x 14 x 3.5cm habitat and accessories
  • Mail-in coupon also included for ants (small charge payable) or collect your own
  • Also included is the AntWorks Illuminator
  • 4 bright blue LEDs highlight the tunnels and illuminate the gel
  • Recommended age 6+
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Technical Details
Item Weight454 g
Product Dimensions22.9 x 22.9 x 10.2 cm
Batteries:3 C batteries required.
Manufacturer recommended age:6 months and up
Item model numberANTW2
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB000F6F8CY
Best Sellers Rank 81,562 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight771 g
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Date First Available1 Jan. 2007
  
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Product Description

Product Description

A highly sophisticated ant farm that lights up! Includes: Self-contained Environment for Ants Removable LED Illuminator with Power Adaptor Nutrient Gel Magnifying Glass Ant Catching/Tunnel Starter Tool. Instructions Included. Ants not included - order form enclosed on back page of booklet. Dimensions: 6.5 inches x 6 inches x 1.25 inches.

Manufacturer's Description

Ants are fascinating creatures and this habitat makes a super cool Space-age desktop toy or funky accessory for a kid’s bedroom! Based on a 2003 NASA Space Shuttle experiment to study animal life in space and test how ants successfully tunnel in microgravity.The AntWorks™ Gel is complete with nutrients to promote healthy growth.Watch ants live, work and tunnel in the nutritious gel as they create series upon series of intricate tunnels. This gift box also includes the AntWorks Illuminator; a really cool accessory to the unique AntWorks space-age ant habitat! The Illuminator consists of four bright blue LEDs mounted on a base unit that simply slots into the bottom of your AntWorks habitat. Powered by an adaptor the illuminator shines up through your AntWorks habitat highlighting the tunnels and illuminating the AntWorks gel. Makes for a really cool mood or bedside light - perfect for the home or the office desk. Includes AntWorks habitat, Ilumminator, two magnifiers, fun instruction manual and ant order form (P&P charge applies when ordering ants)


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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By JN on 14 Jan. 2011
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We sent away for the ants, which you have to buy separately. We had to 'help' them by making starter holes in the gel, but even then they only made one small tunnel, which soon filled up with dead ants. I would not buy this again.
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77 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Gez Berkshire on 23 Nov. 2009
The major issue that I have with this product is not, oddly, the product itself. It is a perfcetly well made little tank full of blue gel in which ants live and work. I selected this because I thought that the ant and worm farms available using earth might prove visually unstimulating. I bought the already iluminated version for a younger relative mostly on cost grounds as to buy the two separately is quite expensive.

The concept and the equipment were very well received, however enormouse problem with the product is THE LACK OF AVAILABILITY OF HARVESTER ANTS IN THE UK. That's right, Harveser ants, a species that are the only ones that can use in the gel farm and which will cost you upwards of 10 from the one UK supplier that I managed to find. It is certainly not made clear when you buy the farms that this species is he only one that will survive in the gel. If you try and buy them from Antworks direct then they will probably all be dead when they arrive as they are shipped from America, airmail 2-3weeks. The UK suplier posted my first lot out in the middle of the post strike and they arrived dead two weeks later, the second lot arrived at the weekend and they are alive but by the time the live ones arrived the birhday was long past. Ants cost me over £10 for about 25 from the UK supplier so be aware when buying this that the outlay does not end with the cost of the product.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By andrew inglis on 17 Jun. 2013
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This item looks great but in reality, its no good. The ants crawl down the side of the gel then die, so you need to try and remove them or the tank starts to smell. When you try to move them the gel rips and looks terrible.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Stace on 4 April 2011
Its fun to start with, but the ants die within a couple of months. With mine they died between the perspex and the gel and I was unable to get them out. Not sure its really worth the money for the short lifespan.
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Without a queen ant this purchase is only limited fun. Despite ordering the 'correct' ants, they did not seem too keen to dig tunnels and make a home. :-(
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I baught one and was very disapointed as it does not specify the specific ants you need, and said in the insructions that you can use regular english garden ants but they dont work as fast as the harvester ants.. So i tried it and none of the ants wanted to work and died off in a few days and not only did it ruin the ant farm and waste my money but the poor ants needlessly died too! Completely unsuitable environment
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