Thursday, 16 June 2016

Oh the ant-icipation!

In Reception, we have been watching our ant farm over the past week. We collected our ants from the Early Years garden and the forest, making sure that they were the same species. 

Finding ants was hard work!

We carefully put the ants into our ant farm. They were really fast and kept running out again! We were really patient waiting for the ants to settle into their new home. We kept them well watered and fed them with apple. 

The ants huddling around their eggs to protect them

Yesterday, we noticed tunnels starting to appear! We also have noticed that our ants have a brood, meaning they are laying eggs. The eggs hatch quite quickly so we think our ant farm might become very crowded if they continue to breed.

Tunnels starting to appear


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