Ant Habitat Ornament
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Product Description
  • Size: 1x3x3.5”
  • Material: Glass
  • From Old World Christmas

Peek into the intricate world of an ant colony with the glass Ant Habitat Ornament from Old World Christmas. This 3.5-inch decoration is a fascinating formicarium, which has provided insight into the busy lives of ants since a French scientist first conceptualized it around 1900.

This ornament condenses the wonder of an ant colony into a charming holiday decoration. The vivid green frame, representing the habitat's structure, encases a glittering, sandy stage where the tiny black ants seem to scurry about, creating tunnels and chambers.

It’s a clever, safe way to bring a sliver of nature's complexity into your home without the worry of any real ants on the loose. While we often tell tales of having ""ants in our pants,"" this glass ornament keeps the little critters confined to their own sparkling world, where they can be admired without the fear of them escaping.

Hanging this ornament on your tree is like opening a natural history book and finding a story that unfolds in silent coordination right before your eyes. It's perfect for those with a love for nature's wonders or a passion for science. Gifting it could spark a young one's interest in the natural sciences or bring a smile to the face of an entomologist at heart.

Let this unique piece be a talking point this holiday season, a token that celebrates both the marvels of nature and the festive spirit of the holidays. It's a playful nod to the curiosity that leads us to explore and appreciate the smaller creatures with whom we share our world.

Text on Old World hang tag: A formicarium, or ant habitat allows you to observe ants in a colony. A French scientist invented the formicarium in an attempt to make a three-dimensional ant nest into a virtual two dimensions. Since 1900, scientists young and old have studied ant habitats. Don't break the glass or you'll find ants in your pants! 

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