That's what the instructions on our packages said today. Today, Ellen (our wonderful apartment manager and friend) called to tell us that we'd gotten a package with "live specimens" in it. For Halloween Melynda (Kent's sis) sent us an ant habitat. The inhabitants of the habitat showed up today separately. They are disgusting and I am terrified. The instructions have the words "DO NOT TOUCH THESE ANTS" written several times in bold all caps letters. If they escape we are to use a spoon and dustpan to catch and destroy them. It also states that we "may want to wear gloves for added protection" when moving them. Apparently they "inflict a painful sting and swelling and itching".
You'll have to zoom in on the pic to get a better view of the little critters. I really hate ants. We are going to have to keep the "ant hill" up high- it is definitely NOT zeb proof and I won't be using any dustpans and spoons while wearing gloves to catch any escapees. The lid can just pop off!!
We'll keep you posted on the ant tunnel building- if they last long enough to dig the tunnels.