Antquarium Not So Good For Your Ants

The ever-innovative Japanese have created an ant farm with a nutrient-filled gel rather than the traditional dirt found in most ant farms. It turns out the ants can't function properly in the artificial goo, and end up dead in a short space of time. The Antquarium is great if you want to find who the most survival-worthy ant is, but pretty crap if you actually want to keep them as pets.

Link - via Gizmodo

Update: Fixed broken link & amended the title.

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This is no good for say a colony and brood because the gel kills the brood (larvea, pupea, eggs). even if you had a queen they wouldn't and shouldn't last long because you ants require alot of protein that the gel doesn't have also. The gel is tough and alot of ants can't dig in it. The ants will never forage because they live in food. This product makes ants die a unmeaningful death because they did not do any good for their colony.
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I got one called AntWorks as a X-mas gift... got my big fat ants which lived for about 3+ months. One ant lived for 6 months before it died. I don't think the gel kills these ants...
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