The Ants

Last spring we hatched butterflies. This year the boys picked ants. We ordered the anthill though Insect Lore, and it was so entertaining to watch them tunnel and use teamwork to move the sand around.

Here’s the boys with the vial of 20 harvester ants that arrived via USPS. They were checking the mail every day for these little guys!

The ants had to be refrigerated for a few minutes so they’d get sleepy and not bite when Jonathan loaded them into their new home.
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The entertainment begins

Avery was mesmorized

On this day he sat with the ants for more than an hour watching them tunnel. Better than TV!

The ants had to be fed and watered every three days. Usually they got a piece of carrot or apple.

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