AntWorks Ant Farm

Crazy ants! Always so busy, yet never creating any waste, and with more overall biomass than all the humans in the world combined. You can watch how they do it—and find out why they’re Bill McDonough’s fave animal—with the AntWorks ant farm, which features a miraculous, NASA-designed gel (they were conducting a Space shuttle experiment to see how ants would tunnel in micro-gravity—and poof! another toy for the tax payers!) on which the feed and in which they live. As they tunnel through the gel, they need no other nutrition or water to keep them going. Fascinating. And more fun than a barrel of monkeys. $19.95 Via ::DesignBoom ::InnovaToys [by MO]