Terminix Service, Inc. unveiled the new official Guinness World Records’ largest ant farm April 27 at Discovery Place Science in celebration of the museum’s annual Arthropod Day.
The record-breaking ant farm, measuring 4-feet long by 3-feet high by 3-inches wide, will serve as a temporary educational exhibit, exploring the natural tunneling of ants and their behaviors.
“As a leader in pest management, we want to help people learn about insects and how they impact the world around us,” shares Terminix Service Technical Director Kevin Hathorne, BCE. “We’re delighted to partner with Discovery Place on what promises to deliver a memorable experience for visitors of all ages.”
The exhibit will be on display at Discovery Place Science through May 19 and features the record-breaking formicarium along with an interactive ‘ant scale’ that computes participants’ weight in ants. The ant farm includes 300 Western Harvester ants in ant gel to maximize viewing and observation.
“This project has been a year and a half in the making and is a great opportunity for us connect with the community, gain positive attention and ultimately lift up the education side of our industry,” said Trevor Knox, vice president of sales and marketing. “We are excited to showcase the wonderful world of ants and celebrate a world record be broken at the same time.”
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