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Ant Watch – the wristwatch that’s filled with ants, really

Ant Watch in use

Wristwatches are going out of style but you can bring them back. Even if they’re not really functional. Or make any real sense. Introducing the Ant Watch, a wristwatch ant farm.

At first glance, the Ant Watch looks like a normal watch but after a moment you can see something is up with the hands. Then there’s the realization that there are no hands. Only ants. It’s a mini ant farm, on your wrist. It doesn’t tell time and you have to feed it. It holds 3-5 harvester ants that live for up to six months.

Ant WAtch Colors

Your portable ant farm isn’t over at a half of a year. It comes with a year supply of ants. The company will send you new ones every four months so you can keep your “time piece” ticking away. It’s supposed to remind you of the subtle beauty of nature and the closeness of the natural world but really, it seems more like a metaphor for the working world. Go through the motions but ultimately, nothing matters. The Ant Watch is $59.

Donyae’s love for technology is based on a need to survive our future robotic overlords. Know thy enemy as you know yourself. But since even odds are on the zombie future, she has also learned how to prepare squirrel. You can find her on Facebook until the robots – or zombies – rise up.

Donyae Coles – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


  • RCDavis

    Maybe we rationalize this by saying ants aren’t sentient, but what does imprisoning them in such a small & unnatural space (merely for our entertainment) say about us?

    • I’m having trouble with that too.

    • hotgloogun

      It says a lot about what we really are. No scientific progress/gadget/technology can justify our lame existence. The world does not need us. On the contrary, it deservingly despises us. And don’t even get me started on what we eat…

    • hotgloogun

      It says a lot about what we really are. No scientific progress/gadget/technology can justify our lame existence. The world does not need us. On the contrary, it deservingly despises us. And don’t even get me started on what we eat…

  • Eddie

    I scrolled down to comment and I’m glad to see that others feel the same way I do. This product is just silly. This kind of reminds me of the Gaza strip in Palestine. A tiny prison.

  • Ron

    This reminds me of a small wall clock I saw a few years ago that was a nearly flat fishbowl for a betta, I think, or maybe even a goldfish. Also a Chinese fashion toy that sealed a small live turtle in plastic.

    How someone could own this and not feel like a creep every time they looked at it is incomprehensible to me.

    • The arrogance of our species is totally astonishing sometimes.

  • john

    I’m hoping this is just an April Fools Joke (although not a very good one). Maybe they’re trying to make a point. Launch date, early April…

  • cstevenhager

    The last words of the description are “ships never because April’s Fools.”

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