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The Ant Jar

A project in Provo, UT by Jeff Schwarting

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A high class alternative to your plastic childhood ant farm, pre-loaded with space gel.
Backers: 68
Average Pledge Per Backer: $35

Funded: $2,368 of $2,000
Dates: Feb 20th -> Mar 31st (40 days)
Project By: Jeff Schwarting
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April 1st - via:
Thanks to all of you for being a part of this project! It wouldn't have happened without your interest. I'll send our a survey to get colors and addresses from everyone soon and will order materials this week. Estimated delivery of your Ant Jar is... (Read More)

53 hours to go! And more pics of the Ant Jar!

March 29th - via:
Some people have asked what happens when the ants reach the rocks at the bottom - this happens in nature all the time so it's no surprise they're not discouraged by it!  (Read More)

Quick Update

March 9th - via:
I just got a new shipment of ants, welcomed them to¬†their¬†classy new homes, and took some quick video as they worked away with me on my desk. Enjoy!  (Read More)

Ant colony longevity

February 22nd - via:
Though there are many variables in play here, Harvester Ants typically last about 2-3 months before all the workers expire. Once the first colony expires, a second and possibly even third colony may be used with the same set of gel after the expired... (Read More)

Size & Capacity

February 20th - via:
I got a question about the capacity of the ant jar so I thought I'd spell it out here for anyone else who may be wondering. Standard plastic ant farms measure about 6.5 x 6.0 x 1.25 inches, giving them a surface area of 8.125 square inches and a... (Read More)

New Reward for Canadians!

February 20th - via:
After getting a message from a Canadian backer suggesting that we add a "DIY kit" to cut down on international shipping we added a new reward at the $31 level (will be $46 for Canadians) incorporating his suggestions. This brings the cost down from... (Read More)

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