The Sims 2: FreetimeEdit
|The Formidable Formicarium|
|Ants are tightly knit communities that rely on their highly organized colonies for survival. Housing these creatures is a fickle matter and should not be taken lightly. This ant farm gives your six-legged friends all the amenities they need: from building tunnels to protecting queens, your ants will find this environment antastic! The Formidable Formicarium - a eusocialite's [sic] dream.|
|Game||The Sims 2: FreeTime|
|Price in game||§185|
In FreeTime, it is in the Miscellaneous area of the Hobbies section of Buy mode, under the name The Formidable Formicarium, and costs §185. Sims can observe the ants, which builds enthusiasm for the Science hobby, and may do so autonomously. Sims can also shake the ant farm, which may allow the ants to escape. Sims will usually not shake an ant farm autonomously, but this has been observed. Several ant farms are located in Aspirational Laboratories, the hobby lot for the Science hobby.
The Sims 3: PetsEdit
|Subterranean Simulation Device|
|Game||The Sims 3: Pets|
|Price in game||§100|
In The Sims 3: Pets, it can be found in the "Pet accessories" section of Buy mode, under the name Subterranean Simulation Device, and costs §100. A Sim can only watch the ant farm as the ants move around in it.