A long, long time ago, in a city far, far away, Lex received an ant farm for his birthday. He loved the ant farm. And then the ants all died, and we meant to replace them, we really did, but an empty ant farm just isn't as interesting as an ant farm full of ants, and so it was forgotten about...
Until now. I finally got around to ordering some more ants and space gel for them to live in. Because Lex saw an ant farm in a store and wanted me to buy it for him, but we already had it at home.
And then there was a blizzard and the ant shipments were put on hold due to freezing temperatures.
But, finally, the ants arrived! Along with the power mix to make a new gel habitat. But the gel had to be mixed and microwaved with DISTILLED water. With all the bottled water we have around here, none of it was distilled. So, I ran to the store late at night and bought the best gallon of distilled water that 88 cents can buy in this town.
24 hours later, we were in the ant farm business. Lex poked a few holes in the gel, and then we put the ants in and sealed it up.
Lex loves his ants. He watches them all the time. He can sit and watch them pretty much all day.
This is what their home looked like when we first put them in. Those are the holes that Lex poked in the gel.
This is the first tunnel they started to dig.
This video is a cute little interview with Lex about his ants, right after we set up the ant farm.