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Message: After having my ant lion Brak for about a month, feeding him an ant every day, he suddenly stopped making pits. I thought he was dead, but after about 10 days, he started up again. I had forgotten he would molt, I found the discarded skin the next day. Fascinating! Also, F.Y.I., it seems that various species of ant genus Formica do not make good ant lion food, as they are agile enough to simply climb out of the pit, but that species of Tapinoma can't climb as well and are easy prey. I am hoping Brak will grow large enough to make a meal of Camponotus carpenter ants eventually. Keep up the good work!
Message: I thought my sister was pulling my leg when she told me about antlions !!! She took me to our brothers house and he dug up a 'wild' antlion. I took it home with me. By the way I am 46 and live in Alabama and my brother and sister(44 & 41) live in Texas. I had to email them this site Thanks for proving her sane !
Name: B.R. Hallstrom
Message: I accidentally found your site when looking for ant farms, and a more fun way to deal with a kitchen ant problem. I had forgotten all about Doodle Bugs! I am really enjoying them and needless to say, the ant problem is no more! (can you blame the ants?)Thanks Again!
Name: Danielle Trudel
Message: I conducted my observation/conclusions lab using the antlions with my students today. My students really enjoyed them. Out of around 100 students only 3 of them have ever heard of antlions which made the experience even more enjoyable.
Name: Frank Rizzo
Message: Nice site!
Message: Learn something everyday. What a unique offer. Makes a Zen garden more than meditative for sure...
Name: Joseph (Brian's Son)
Message: I found these ant lions on ebay while I was looking for an ant farm-man was I lucky!! I told my dad about it and he said they were okay to have and ordered them while I gave him some of my allowance money. It ws the best money I'd spent in a long time! I received them today-a cross-country trip in only 2 days! (I live in Cal.) I opened the box, took the tape off the plastic eggs they came in and plopped them in the cage-they started digging backwards and traveled acroos the cage, not yet have they dug their pit-but I can tell that these will bring me and my family a lot of fun. Also, when these ant lions grow old, I plan on buying more- Thanks!!!
Message: I recently got an antlion zen garden that came with one antlion but he was older and he was about cocoon himself. So i e-mailed antlionfarms.com told them the problem and they sent me two free antlions! These little guys are great and very easy to take care of. The service is the best i've ever had. I highly recommend antlionfarms.com to anyone.
Name: Chris from Redmond, WA
Message: Thanks for the quick response and shipping. I happened to come across a link to your website by accident. I saw the link for ant lion farm and thought it might be a typo for ant farm, or perhaps a joke. I was astonished to find out that not only were you for real, but that ant lions are native to the US as well. I had always thought that the ant lion was some rare and unusual insect found in remote areas of the world. Well, of course I had to have one, and the price was very reasonable.
Name: Jonathan Mellen
Message: Just wanted to say hi. Your mom directed me to this site. Jonathan Mellen