Why an ant watch?
Analog Watch Co. is committed to exploring design through the lens of nature. Our watches are crafted with the intent that the wearer will be reminded of the elegance and the complexity of the natural world every time it's worn. We aim to create "timepieces" that let you keep nature close by, in thought or in physical form.
Announcing the Ant Watch-- a new piece designed to complement our popular Carpenter Watch.
We consider our work to be sculptures for the wrist, and in this case, we've reinterpreted the function in a shape and color scheme that is reminiscent of the iconic green and plastic ant farm from childhood. This non-timekeeping device is keeping with that tradition, but we've upgraded to a plant based bio plastic. What better way to bring energy and vibrancy of nature than to capture it in its live form on your wrist?
How it works
The Ant Watch houses 3-5 live harvester ants at a time carried on your wrist in a refillable watch-like enclosure with specially designed shake resistant nesting material.
Each purchase comes with a vial of 5 live ants, sand, a food/water dropper, tweezers, a case opening tool, and simple and easy care guide.
To add the ants to your farm, place tube in refrigerator for 10 minutes to put the ants to sleep - then handle them with tweezers as you move them to their new home.
The ants are fed liquid sugar 1-2 times a month. We've designed a removable crown so you can feed your ants with a specially designed dropper. The ants will live from 4-6 months. All orders come with an automatic 1 year supply of real ants, so we'll ship a new batch to you every 4 months. If you don't need them, you can always set them free!
Made from 100% plant based bio-plastic. Not intended for children.
NOTE: Shipment contains live animals. Deliveries to very cold locations may be delayed. Ships never because April fools.