Fifteen years ago an enterprising young American started an modest business -- selling ants. But?
Fifteen years ago an enterprising young American started an modest business -- selling ants. But since then, he says it has been a story of success.
Afton Faucett from the desert town of Hurricane in Utah said he actually started selling mineral specimens to a toy company in New York. A year later that firm introduced ant farms for children and asked if he could supply enough ants to populate their little see-through houses.
Mr. Faucett says the receives from 30,000 to 50,000 orders a year -- meaning about one and a half million ants.
It is a simple but tedious job, which starts with collecting ante from open spaces and taking them home to divide them into colonies of 30 to a vial for shipping.