Anonymous asked in Home & GardenOther - Home & Garden · 1 month ago

Where can I get a cheap but big and nice ant farm? ?

I want an ant farm but I don't have too much money to spend on it 

2 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Look for a fish tank in the garbage or being given away for free on Craigslist. Fill it about 1/3 way with soil, and add in some sticks and plants. Mix a small amount of petroleum jelly with baby powder, and rub the upper two inches around the entire border of the tank; ants can't climb this so they'll fall back in. Finally, catch a bunch of ants and drop them in.

    To help them get started, add in some crushed insects and honey. The ants should get a new colony going fairly quickly. About once a week, clean out the old insects and add in fresh ones. Make sure you also sprinkle in water, but not too much since you don't want to flood them. Look for plants native to the area where you found the ants, and find worms and such to keep the soil regulated.

  • 1 month ago

    Just go get them straight from the ground

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