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Ants – Ant Facts For Kids

Ant Facts about raising and observing ants, how to build an ant farm. Learn about Ant anatomy and how to draw an Ant!

Ant Anatomy
The anatomy of ants is very interesting. Use this diagram, that shows the main body parts of ants, and the information below to learn about about the anatomy of ants.

Ant Farmers
Ants nave been farming fungi for millions of years. Come find out how scientists have figured this out.

The Ants Go Marching
Lyrics and music for this popular kids marching song.

Anthony Ant in Cyberspace
This site atarts out with a fictional story of an ant colony from space, but soon becomes a more down to earth look at real-life ant colonies.

The Antlion Pit
The larval stage of this insect is a voracious eater of ants, and thus its name. Find out why it is also called a “Doodlebug.”

Build Your Own Ant Terrarium
Step-by-step instructions on how to build a 6″x6″x3/4″ Plaster/Gypsum Ant Terrarium or Habitat. Other types also have instructions on how to make or order.

Building an Ant Farm
This project requires adult supervision for cutting plastic.
Part 2.

Gakken’s Photo Encyclopedia of Ants
A beautifully illustrated site with lots of information about ants in a style children will enjoy.

How to control Ants Without Poison
In a home with children, pets, and ants, you’ll want to discourage or get rid of the ants in ways that won’t hurt the kids and pets. Experiment to see which of these safe ways work best in your home.

How to Make an Ant Colony (Formicarium)
Probably clear plexiglass could be safer to use than glass. A good way to make your own ant farm. Warning, though, ants can escape from the most cleverly made “farm,” so release the ants far from your home when done watching them.

Natural History Museum AntCam
Check out our colony of thousands of leafcutter ants. They live in a large glass ant case called a formicary, in our Creepy Crawlies gallery.

Try to Make an Ant Get Lost
Analyze the ants. Carefully note what they do when they reach the ground again after crossing the obstruction. Do they seem confused? Do they go the wrong way? How long does it take them to figure out the right way? Do your ants eventually learn the new path over the obstruction?

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