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Ant Care Tips

This page is dedicated to providing helpful tips on ant care. We have included instructions for feeding, watering, and general care for ants so that they live longer and happier in your ant farm or ant habitat.

Tip #1 - Putting the ants into the Observatory

Ants are cold blooded so they slow down when they get cold. Place the ants in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to slow them down before you dump them into the observatory. This will make it easier and safer to get the ants into their new home. A plastic funnel can be useful as well for getting the ants into a narrow habitat.

Tip #2 - Water

To give better care to your ants give them a few drops of water every day. Don't make their sand so wet that water pools up on top and they drown in it, but do give them 2 or 3 drops every day. To give your ants an extra boost of energy and a real treat they will love, mix a pinch of sugar in a teaspoon of water and give it to the ants once a week. - Note: If you have a gel ant habitat you will not need to give water to your ants.

Tip #3 - Food

Ants will eat almost anything. Small bits of oatmeal or other dried grains work well. The ants in your ant habitat will not eat very much. You only need to put 2 or 3 small pinches of food in for them every 3 days or so. We offer packets of Ant Food for $1.65. - Note: If you have a gel ant habitat you will not need to feed the ants.

Tip #4 - Temperature

High temperatures can shorten the life of your ants. Ants will live longer in a cool room at temperatures of 60 to 70 degrees. Don't keep the ants in a place where they are hit by direct sunlight as this will cause the temperature inside the ant habitat to rise.