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Jungle Ants

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Curious about ants but frustrated because you can’t see what they get up to underground? Now you can watch how ants interact with each other without the necessity of x-ray vision!

  • $40.00
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  • Weight
    0.55 kg

Ants are social insects with a fascinating social structure and communication network, and with this self-sufficient gel habitat you’ll have the perfect viewing platform to observe the colony in action! You’ll be able to watch and learn all about them as they tunnel through the gel, communicate via touching each other with their antennae, and work together. Plus, for a close up view of them in detail, you can use the included magnifier to observe their various differences to each other and other species of ants!

The kit contains everything you need to get started, except for the ants which you can easily collect from a nearby park. The habitat is entirely self-contained and all you need to do is have fun watching your very own ant colony, with no need at all to gather them food and water. The instruction booklet included also contains loads of interesting facts about ants and how to get the most out of your gel ant farm. And don’t forget to only gather ants from the same colony, otherwise they’ll fight! This kit makes the perfect gift for those interested in nature and what happens even when we can’t actually see it. 

What's in the box:

  • Gel habitat and support feet
  • Magnifier
  • Tunnel starter
  • Instruction booklet, which also included information about ants

Not suitable for children three years and under.

Gel habitat size: 165 x 123 x 22mm

Packaging size: 220 x 220 x 65mm

Jungle Ants also makes a great classroom teaching resource. This product can be used in classroom activities that align with the Australian Curriculum.

Code

Content Descriptor

Foundation - ACSSU002

Living things have basic needs, including food and water

Year 1 - ACSSU017

Living things have a variety of external features

Year 1 - ACSSU211

Living things live in different places where their needs are met

Year 2 - ACSSU030

Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves

Year 3 - ACSSU044

Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things

Year 4 - ACSSU072

Living things have life cycles

Year 4 - ACSSU073

Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive

Year 6 - ACSSU094

The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment

Year 7 - ACSSU112

Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities can be represented by food chains and food webs

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