Based on a 2003 NASA Space Shuttle experiment to study animal life in space, the Space Age Ant Habitat requires virtually no maintenance. Start by making the nutrient-rich, nontoxic gel from dried powder and filling the habitat. Sprinkle the included basil seeds and within days you'll see young plants growing in the gel. Next, introduce your ants to the habitat and watch them live, work, and create series upon series of intricate tunnels. Comes with habitat, lid, a small sealable container (to catch ants), burrowing stick, special liquid and powder for gel, basil seeds, and instructions. Habitat does not include ants; you can collect your own or use the order form included with the kit. 25.4 x 19 x 5.7 cm (10 x 7.5 x 2.25 inches).