Most kids had an Ant Farm growing up to the chagrin of all Moms everywhere!
I would go on ant safaris in the front yard snatching up red ants for my plastic farm. Of course it was good demented fun when you introduced black ants into your all red ant farm. Your farm turned into a battlefield. Gruesome acts of ant violence just a few inches away from your face. The battles were fierce and sometimes lasted for hours.
How many millions of ants gave their lives for the amusement of kids?