To build an ant farm, locate an ant colony in your yard, transfer the dirt and the ants to a bucket, and then carefully funnel the dirt and ants into the farm. Add the queen ant, eggs and larvae on top of the dirt last.Continue Reading
You need a large glass jar or container to house the ants and a small glass container to fit inside and take up space.
Look around your yard for an ant hill. Dig up some of the soft soil and ants, and place them in a bucket. Check for larger ants, a queen ant with wings, eggs and larvae, and add these to another bucket.
With a paper funnel, carefully pour the dirt and the smaller ants into the glass container. Then place the queen ant and her offspring on top of the soil.
Poke small air holes in the lid of the glass container, and then screw on the lid.
Wrap a piece of paper around the glass container to create a sleeve, which provides darkness for the ants. In the dark, the ants start work immediately to create a new home
Every couple of days or so, provide very small amounts of food and water for the ants.