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Things you will need:
  1. Help from an adult
  2. Your old ant farm
  3. www.antgel.com brand powder mix
  4. 1.5 cups distilled water (don't use tap water!)
  5. Pyrex (or microwave safe) glass that will hold at least 2 cups
  6. Spoon

Step 1:
Clean out your old ant farm, wash it, and allow it to dry

Step 2:
Add 1.5 cups of distilled water into the microwave safe container. Empty the entire contents of one test tube into the water while stirring gently. Continue stirring for 15 seconds.

Step 3:
Microwave the mixture for 1 minute. When it is done, take it out and stir for 15 seconds.

Step 4:
Microwave the mixture for another 2 minutes. Watch through the microwave window and stop the microwave after it has been boiling for about 30 seconds. Take it out and let it stand for one minute. Once the minute has passed, stir for another 15 seconds. Be careful; the mixture is hot!

Step 5:
At this point, the mixture should be clear and all the powder should be dissolved. If it is not, microwave in 45 second increments and stir until it is clear.

Step 6:
Pour the mixture into your old ant farm and allow it to cool uncovered for at least 24 hours. It is very important that the farm is not covered during the cooling process.

Step 7:
Your ant farm is now ready to use! Follow the instructions from your original ant farm kit to add ants to their new habitat. Be sure to make some starter holes before adding your ants so that they know that they can dig.

Note:Our product has only been tested with harvester ants. Other types of ants may not be compatible with our product. We recommend the ants from www.antsalive.com