Uncle Milton Illuminated Ant Farm Gel Colony

Uncle Milton Illuminated Ant Farm Gel Colony

  • Ant habitat pre-filled with tunneling gel
  • LED and prjecting lens
  • Tunnel starter tool
  • No feeding or watering needed
  • LED Light Module

Uncle Milton Illuminated Ant Farm Gel ClnyWatch as ants dig3-D tunnels in illuminated nutrient-rich gel. No feeding or watering needed! Connectable, Break Resistant and Escape Proof! Illuminated Ant Farm GelColony

List Price: $ 29.99

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3 thoughts on “Uncle Milton Illuminated Ant Farm Gel Colony

  1. 46 of 53 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Lousy company to deal with, April 26, 2012
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    = Durability:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Uncle Milton Illuminated Ant Farm Gel Colony (Toy)
    If your experience is at all like mine, here’s what you can expect. After buying the ant farm, you’ll order your ants and pay $7 for shipping. It’ll take no less than a dozen emails and an hour of long-distance phone calls with this miserable company before you’ll get your ants. They’ll first claim that they didn’t ship the ants because of weather issues (I live in California and the weather has been wonderful), then they’ll claim that you didn’t pay for your order until you provide verification from your credit card company that you did pay. Then they’ll ignor you for a while. Finally, three months after you made your purchase, the first vial of ants will arrive and be dead. You’ll email and call them six more times before the second vial will arrive. The second vial will arrive and 5 of 16 ants will be dead. You’ll make the holes in the gel as instructed, and put the ants in the gel. You’ll be able to watch as the ants try to get out of the box for awhile, then they’ll finally go down through the holes you made in the gel. You’ll see them try to dig into the gel to no avail. They’ll struggle for days trying to do something with the gel. You’ll wake one morning to hear you child crying because the ants all finally died. What a great gift for children. Very disgusted with the product, but even more so with the despicable ‘customer service’. I’ll never buy another item from this company.

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  2. 9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Absolute total waste of money *junk*, October 2, 2012
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    = Durability:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Uncle Milton Illuminated Ant Farm Gel Colony (Toy)
    Bought this ant farm at a toy store for our youngest son’s birthday; the “gel” ant farm was unfamiliar compared to the old stand by sand models, but we figured what the heck this might be pretty cool. WRONG. It’s absolute junk – which the majority of reviews here do state. The only thing that did work out was we did receive a tube of lively and healthy ants – although we had to pay for the ants, and it took FOREVER for them to arrive, at least 8 weeks. Meanwhile the ant farm just sat there. Ants arrived, we followed the instructions, made the starter holes in the gel, added the rowdy ants, kept them in a quiet spot for 24 hours per the instructions, etc. And….NOTHING. Days go by, NOTHING. Couple weeks goes by. NOTHING. The ants wandered back and forth along the top of the gel, some fell down along the side where the gel had shrunk away from the side, but overall it was basically watching the once lively ants wither and die one by one.

    RIDICULOUS. Was this product even TESTED?

    This ant farm is absolute total waste of money junk, and I’m being generous with that review.

    If you have one already and it’s unused – best suggestion is to return it and use your money for something else.

    Had I read the reviews on here beforehand I never would have purchased the product; hopefully this review saves someone else some cash and prevents a gift fail.

    How this product can still be produced, marketed, and sold is beyond me.

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  3. 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Ant-ity-ville Horror Show, April 4, 2013
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    GadgetMom “Gadget Mom” (Seattle, WA USA) –

    This review is from: Uncle Milton Illuminated Ant Farm Gel Colony (Toy)
    We were so excited about getting this ant farm for our bug crazy daughter. We were initially disappointed by the dismal customer service that so many other reviewers have commented on. We paid $12 for the initial order of ants with a bonus kit (poster, magnifying glass, etc). It never arrived and when I contacted them several times, they were nasty and dismissive. And of course our daughter was waiting. So, we plunked down more money and ordered TWO vials of ants and another bonus kit and months later, ONE vial plus bonus materials finally arrived. (I didn’t mind the delay for weather, except if they had shipped our ORIGINAL order, we would not have experienced a weather delay). I wondered if they had doubled up our ants in one vial, or just forgotten the second vial, but either way, she had waited long enough!!

    We added the ants per the instructions and things seemed fine. 3 days later, our second vial of ants arrived. We thought this was odd, but assumed the ants would be from the same colony since we ordered them together and their literature is clear that ants must all be from the same colony. So we added the 2nd vial (No easy feat, since the buggers try to escape like crazy).

    Here is where the horror story begins. The ants all started tearing each other limb from limb. They carried body parts of the dead ants down into the tunnels and started lining the tunnels with body parts. At first our daughter was clueless and said cute things like “Oh, they must have sent us a Queen anyway, because it looks like they are laying eggs.” and other quaint little thoughts. But soon it became obvious that we had a bloodbath on our hands. It is like a scene from Lord of the Flies.

    Now we have a filthy looking ant farm (because of all the bodies) and only a lucky 3 ants have survived. It has been 3 weeks. Wow. Personally I think this would have been a fun experience if it weren’t for the sheer incompetence of the Uncle Milton staff and their pathetic excuse for customer service,

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