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Insect Lore – Ant Hill

I’ll be honest, we I agreed to be a part of the Buggin Bloggers Program with Insect Lore I knew live bugs may come into our home. We had purchased and done the butterfly before so I knew what it entailed. But nothing has creeped me out at first quite like the Ant Hill.

My first thoughts…would they get out? Would it somehow fall over in the middle of the night? More importantly, would they get out?

Well they didn’t! In fact, we had had quite the time watching them scurry around, gather food and tunnel. The base of the ant hill is made so it will never tip over.

It’s also designed in such a way that there are two sides. One is filled with sand and a cross section of the hill so you can watch the ants tunnel and create secret chambers. The other the hill where they gather food and do ant things.

Oh and that lid, it does lock.insect lore ant hill with ants

As part of the Buggin Blogger Program my family has been able to learn about some pretty fascinating creatures.

Fun ant hill facts for kids:

  • Ants have been able to survive on the earth for more than 100 million years not many other species have been able to adapt as well as the ant in order to survive as long.
  • When ant colonies are moving or when they have found a source of food, ants leave a scent trail for other ants to follow
  • Ants do not have lungs so they breathe through tiny holes all over their body
  • Ants can move things heavier than they are.

So now you, like me will rethink that ant farm!

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Just check out this ant hill video!

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  1. Wendy W on February 1, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    come spring I’ll just lock up the ones that get into the house! They are fascinating to watch though.

  2. Amanda on January 11, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    ok, so I do think these are cool. but gross at the same time LOL.

  3. Sheena on January 10, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    I’m going to check them out. We discussed getting Jay an ant farm for his 3rd birthday. Once he spots an ant, he can’t stop watching it.