Jungle Ants

Study ant behaviour in a unique self-contained, nutritious gel environment.
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Study ant behaviour in a unique gel environment.

Jungle Ants includes a nutritious gel habitat so you can watch ants tunnel, live and work together, communicate and more.

It's fun and easy to catch live ants from your backyard, school grounds, or local park. But do treat them gently, and only capture them from the same nest to prevent aggressiveness between unrelated ants.

You'll be fascinated as your Jungle Ant colony thrives and tunnels in its self contained gel environment without the need to add food or water. These habitats are great for classroom studies too!

Age: 6 +

What You Get

Jungle Ants by World Alive. Gel Habitat measures 14cm high. Includes habitat support feet, a magnifier, tunnel starter, and instruction booklet with information about ants. The gel ant habitat is decorated as a jungle scene.

How does it work?

After placing between 10 and 30 ants in their new home it may take 24-72 hours or longer for ants to settle and start tunneling. Then, watch in fascination as the ant colony goes about its daily business and creates a network of beautiful 3D tunnels.

Interestingly, NASA scientists used a similar self-contained habitat to study ant life in space without the worry of providing food and water on a regular basis in a microgravity environment. The gel tunnels were also able to withstand the tremendous G-forces and shaking during lift off without collapsing - impossible in a traditional dirt-based habitat.

Don't forget to release your ants once you become an ant expert.


  • Ant life, behviour and characteristics. Notice how some ants may use the gel as building blocks to line the ant habitat or encase a dead ant.

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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Length (cm) 22
Width (cm) 6
Height (cm) 22
Age Group 5-6 Years, 7-8 Years, 9-10 Years, 11-12 Years, 12+ Years
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