Ant World – My Living World Review

Ant World Box

The first ant farm I came across was this Ant World kit from Living World. It has won a gold medal from Good Toys Guide for the best science and nature toy, so it sounded like a good place to start. There are a number of different ant habitat kits available including ant gel farms, so I’ll look at these too at a later stage. Sign up for my free newsletter to get reviews on the latest kits released.

This ant farm kit comes from the My Living World range at Interplay, which also offers a whole range of other insect kits. Originally only available in the UK and Europe, Ant World is now also available in the USA.


As with many other nature kits, this does not come supplied with ants. You either have to find your own in the garden or elsewhere, or buy them in. So be prepared in advance to avoid disappointment..

I’ll go through both methods of getting ants which is fairly simple.

Ant World Kit Contents

What is supplied in the kit and what do you do with it? Let’s look at the supplied contents first. I’ve listed the contents below, but you can also check out my video which briefly shows all the parts supplied:

  • Plastic ant habitat, this is your main housingAnt World Contents
  • 2 shades to keep the ants cool and in the dark when you are not viewing them
  • Scene stickers to add a bit of colour and interest (for you, not the ants!)
  • Magnifying box and connecting tube – connects to the main habitat so you can see magnified ants
  • Pipette for feeding and watering
  • Tunnelling sand
  • Instruction booklet with a full set of instructions to get you going

Time to assemble it all – just follow the instructions supplied in the Ant World booklet. You can download a copy of it below by clicking the link if you prefer to read it online or you simply want to print more copies:

Download Ant World Booklet

If you are a school, you can also download a full set of Teachers Notes for Ant World. Click the link below:

Download Teachers Notes

I always buy my ant farms from Amazon whenever I can. I’ve never been let down – the service is quick, products always arrive in one piece and the price is always very difficult to match elsewhere. So these are my recommendation. See below for country-specific products:

Ant World - My Living World
For the UK:For the US:

If you need to buy a pack of ants, you can get them for only £3.00 at My Living World Ant World This includes the postage and packing fee. Here’s the link:

Live Ants


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