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.
|Age Group||5-6 Years, 7-8 Years, 9-10 Years, 11-12 Years, 12+ Years|
What are the shipping costs?
FREE Shipping is available on all orders over $120 to anywhere in Australia!
Orders under the value of $120 incur a low flat rate shipping cost of only $9.95 to anywhere in Australia.
Express, Registered and International delivery options are also available. The cost for these premium shipping services will be automatically calculated during the checkout process. Please conact us if you have any queries with these services.
In some cases we may need to apply a shipping surcharge to large or fragile items, especially to remote or non-urban locations. You will be contacted by us for confirmation if this additional charge is applicable.
How long will it take for my order to arrive?.
You should receive your order within 2 to 4 working days, although to some regional and out back areas it can take up to 2 working days longer. Orders going to WA also take a little longer, up to 6 working days.
All standard orders are shipped using Australia Post's eParcel service, so you'll be kept fully informed of the progress of your order during its journey to you. Aside from receiving regular email updates, you can enter your tracking number into Australia Post's website at any time for information about the delivery status of your order.
International delivery will take from between 1 to 4 weeks depending on the destination and potential customs clearance delays.
When will my order be shipped?
We ship every Victorian business day. Orders received and paid for by 12pm AEST time will generally be shipped the same day.
If you require your order urgently, we have a next day delivery express service available.
What locations do you ship to?
We ship to both Australian and International customers.
What shipping options are available?
The majority of orders are shipped using Australia Post's trackable eParcel service, with larger orders being sent by national courier.
We also have options for express or registered post. A number of international delivery options are also available. These can be selected during checkout.