As indicated by its name, Buy Ant Farms is a site dedicated to selling ant farms. While the site does not have a wide selection of farms like some of the higher ranked ant farm stores we reviewed, it is enriched by a wealth of information about ants and how to care for the farms.
There are four different ant farms available on this site, including a sand kit and three gel kits. One of the gel kits comes with a lighted LED base.
This site does not sell ants directly, but each farm comes with an enclosed coupon that can be used to order ants from the manufacturer of the farm. Some ant farm stores partner up with third-party ant providers. Most ant suppliers guarantee that your ants will arrive alive, but they may limit shipping to certain times of year and there may also be a long delay (up to several weeks) before your order arrives.
Some companies offer express shipping or temperature control devices to help assure that your ants do not perish during shipping. When shipping live animals, even cold-blooded insects, it is always a good idea to select the fastest shipping method available.
The only products on this site are the four ant farms and a lighted base.
Buy Ant Farms is a small website with a very limited product selection that does not require a lot of navigation options. Across the top of the site are separate buttons for “ant farms” and “ant habitats,” each category containing two farm options. There does not appear to be a difference between ant farms and habitats. A third button called “accessories” includes an LED base that can be purchased separately and used on the gel ant farm kits.
This site uses Amazon for its purchasing engine. When you click to purchase an item from this site, you are redirected to Amazon to complete your purchase. This means you have access to Amazon’s secure purchasing system and you can use your existing Amazon account to complete the transaction.
The FAQ tab offers a set of basic questions about ant farms and live ants. It also gives some tips for getting your ants to start tunneling. This section is particularly helpful if you’re buying your first ant farm.
Customer support is available by email contact form only. There is no phone number or email address published on the site. However, if you make a purchase from this site, you will have access to Amazon’s customer support services and Amazon will contact the seller on your behalf if you need assistance.
Buy Ant Farms is a very specialized website. While the selection is small, we appreciate that the site offers helpful information about these unique products. Ant farms are not like any other toy; the fact that they contain live animals means they require extra special care. This website makes an effort to instill respect for the fragility of live insects. Even though there are bazillions of ants on earth and only twenty living in your farm, it is still worth taking the time to care for them.
Because this site only sells ant farms (and only four of those), it is easy to start viewing and comparing products immediately.
The two categories "ant farms" and "ant habitats" are not differentiated at all, each containing two variations of the same product.
This site lacks the product selection and resources of our higher-rated sites and is not the best choice for ant farm shopping.