I'd been thinking about getting an ant farm for my office, but according to multiple reviewers at Amazon the only value of the plastic death traps is to emotionally scar toddlers. Selected samples:
Uncle Milton's Giant Ant Farm is a fun, interactive way to teach children ages 5 and up about unceasing, backbreaking toil and the cold, inescapable reality of death.
This area we have termed "the mortuary."
It's amazing how the ants take care of their dead.
Children are assured the chance to contemplate the inescapability of their own mortality and the whole family will be reminded that the spectre of death hangs over every creature on this Earth.
Now I really want one.