Fashion: Pants: Storage
Ants in Your Pants   (+4, -8)  [vote for, against]
A wearable ant farm, I mean art form.

Now, I've not read about anything of this sort, but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong...

I conceive of a pair of white fabric pants that are worn against the body, and then an outer vinyl shell layer that can be attached to the washable fabric pants. The vinyl pants shell contains the ant farm, with tunnels and obstacles molded in for the ants. There are holes and openings all over the pants for the insertion of food and dirt as needed, and to allow for air circulation. And to allow for the convenient entry/exit of the human body in and out of the pants.

The farm can be isolated to the front of the pants to prevent squishing of said ants.

This could be sold as a novelty or prank gift, or could be used as an atypical home decor feature.

Optional suspenders and pole accessories sold separately.
-- polartomato, Jul 18 2002

Ants in Your Pants http://www.webundie...m/images/mk982x.jpg
...The G-rated version.... [polartomato, Jul 18 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Phase IV
How many more times do I have to link this film? Ants are evil and this is the proof. [calum, Jul 18 2002]

God help us when the Wearable Worm Ranch gets invented...
-- gastronaut, Jul 18 2002

You could create an ant farm bra and g-string with connecting suspenders for the ants to walk through!
-- madradish, Jul 18 2002

Oh dear.
-- st3f, Jul 18 2002

That's one point from you, [st3f].
-- angel, Jul 18 2002

scritch, scritch, fishbone, scritch, scritch.
-- PeterSilly, Jul 18 2002

I take it that the "pole accessories" consist of a selection of heavy sticks, used to beat off hungry anteaters ?
-- 8th of 7, Jul 18 2002

8th: yes, uh, they could be used for that too, I think...

So I take it there's a little apprehension about this idea? Keeping the ants from escaping and damaging your person would probably be the most difficult thing about this product... I suppose that it could have fake ants in it if you actually planned to wear it. As I said before, it's a novelty item, not intended in any way for serious use.
-- polartomato, Jul 18 2002

Fake ants .... fashion without cruelty.

Will they have a label that says "No ants were harmed in the making of these trousers" ?
-- 8th of 7, Jul 18 2002

I like this idea. I think it's a good idea for us to develop more intimate relationships with the creatures that truly rule this planet: insects. Croissant.
-- earl, Jul 19 2002

Crabs don't mind.
-- mcdobe, Jul 19 2002

The feasibility of this 2nd idea all depends on whether men or women are wearing the crabderwear, and exactly what type of crab you speak of. Hopefully the solution in the aquarium would not be of a yellowish tint.

UnaBubba, I thought crabs could spend extended amounts of time submerged in water. And I mean water.

Hmm... perhaps one could go down to the DIY Red Lobster, reach into their pants, whip out a crustacian, and cook it to perfection as everyone nearby stares. And then they could delve into their anty pants and whip up some ant surprise.
-- polartomato, Jul 20 2002

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