I've always wanted an ant farm. Why? I have no idea. Maybe it has to do with watching a tireless animal spend its few remaining weeks pursuing a fruitless endeavor. I don't know.
A lifelong dream has finally come true. The combination of doing something sciency for my kids and having vast amounts of disposable income inspired me to finally purchase an ant farm. And this is not your daddy's ant farm. This is a space ant farm equipped with LED lights and everything.
The 'sand' is a gel. It reminds me of agarose. I took delivery of 30±2 harvester ants this morning and added them to the farm. I expect crops by Fall.
Here's another pic with flash:
Now, back to my stout and Easter eggs.