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How to Build an Ant Habitat

Author(s): Gregory Vogt, EdD, Stefanie Countryman, MBA, Deborah Gordon, PhD, and Nancy Moreno, PhD
How to Build an Ant Habitat
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Instructions for building a small, inexpensive habitat to study ant behavior.

Educational materials for Ants in Space were developed by the Center for Educational Outreach, Baylor College of Medicine, in collaboration with BioServe Space Technologies (University of Colorado), Stanford University, and the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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Center for the Advancement of Science in Space

This work was funded by grant number GA-2013-108 from the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, Inc., (CASIS) through NASA cooperative agreement number NNH11CD70A.