I've had several Ants... neither one of them made my heart sing, and they have all gone to new homes. Yesterday I went to a little shop nearby and what did I find on the shelf Ooh, yes - brand new oak Darwin Ant! Well, it has been handled by customers over the past years(yes, years!) - and has developed a nice patina. It seems that every time they sold one, they took a new one, and so little Darwin Ant was left on the shelf waiting for me to come and give him a home - got a nice discount, too! He was a little thirsty, and got plenty to drink when we got home - and now he is in pretty good shape!