Being the crafty guys they were they devised another plan. They went to the same newspaper and placed a classified add looking for ant pickers for one cent an ant. It took a while sifting through the riff raff of people who responded but they came up with a pretty good lead from this by a gentleman named Kenneth Gidney to pick live ants
that they could offer for sale. The Gidney family continued to provide ants to Uncle Milton Industries for the next 30 years.