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Hello, everyone! We are back with another episode of Minecraft Creations (I'm still young, so please don't be rude) and today I am going to show you how to build an ant farm! Don't worry, for they're only passive mobs, and don't bite. So let's get out there and start building!

Step 1: What You Need

To make the ant farm you will need the following:

Glass
Any fence
Passive mob eggs (Sheep, Mooshroom, etc.)
Glowstone (not shown)

Podzol (not shown)

Any block (not shown)

Vines (not shown)


Optional:

Shovel
Pickaxe (if there is stone)

Not Needed (just used to corral the animals for the screenshot):

Iron bars
Sandstone

Step 2: Flat Surface

Do one of these:

1) Find a flat surface
2) Make a flat surface
3) Build on a superflat world

Step 3: First Hole

Make a 4x4x3 (length x width x depth) hole in the ground (torches can also tell you how wide, etc.) .

Step 4: Second Hole

Dig another hole that is the same size and depth like the first one. Notice that there is a two block distance in between the holes.

Step 5: Tunnels

In between the squares that you made, make a 2x2x3 hole in the center. Please ignore the slabs, I had to keep the torches in the air.

Step 6: Repeat

Repeat steps 4-5 until you have your own pattern of tunnels. An example is shown above.

Step 7: Ants

Spawn the animals in the ant farm. Now you can see them crawling about!

Step 8: Roof

Put glass on top of the tunnels. In the center, there should be a 2x2 hole, so you can make more ants. Make another hole on each dead end (should be at least one).

Step 9: Towers

Make a tower on each dead end hole. The tower should be four blocks tall. Add a fifth layer with podzol/coarse dirt.

Step 10: Top Layer, Glass Walls

Once you have added podzol to both towers, make a podzol surface [1]. Once the surface is done, add walls of glass, 3 blocks tall [2].

Step 11: Glowstone Lanterns and Glowstone Stairs

Meanwhile, under the podzol, it is getting dark, so add some lanterns to lighten the first layer [1]. Add stairs by using glowstone in a spiral shape, inside the tower [2-4].

Step 12: Watchtower

Use any block (I used coal) and create a two-layered tower you can climb to view your ant farm. (The glowstones are supposed to be holes) [1]. Add fence around each layer [2] and glowstone on each corner of the fence [3]. Now add vines on the pole (for climbing) and you're done!

Step 13: Conclusion

Thank you so much for reading my instructable. I hoped you liked it! Ask me what I should make next in the comments below.

I will see you in the next instructable. Bye!

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UPDATE (3/4/2016): Since nobody asked me what to make next, I have another project under construction! See you again soon!

Looks interesting and cool:-)
I love your minecraft creations!

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