April and spring is almost here, which can mean only one thing… the ants are waking up from their period of hibernation! Finally, the anting season is upon us. Hibernation – what is it? As many other insects, ants are cold blooded. This means that their body temperature adapts to the environment. Actually, they don’t […]
How does an ant society actually function? The ants are unable to talk to each other, and their eyes are nowhere near our human eyes. So how do they communicate with each other? Let’s find out together. Read our article on Ant Communication.
Ant colonies can control vast areas in which they hunt and gather material, food and supplies for the nest. But to control and keep territory is no easy match as there are almost always other ants around ready to fight for it. We’ve been busy updating our article on this interesting topic! Follow the link […]
We’ve posted a new ant species article! This time it’s about the shy little yellow meadow ant, also known as Lasius flavus. It’s an interesting species that likes to dwell underground far away from the brightness of the surface. Read the article here: Ant Species | Lasius flavus (Yellow Meadow Ant) “Lasius flavus, the yellow meadow […]
From Science Direct: “We tested whether the environmental complexity in a vegetation gradient can predict the morphological composition of ground-dwelling ant assemblages. Increasing environmental complexity increased body size, relative mandible length, and decreased eye size of ant species. Our data reveal a clear response pattern of morphological composition of ground-dwelling ant assemblages to the environmental […]
Let’s continue learning about the mound building ants. It’s time for a deep dive into the ant species of Formica Rufa, also known as Red Wood Ant or Horse Ant. And hey, this is our most extensive ant species article yet! Don’t be afraid to share your thoughts. Read the article here: Ant Species | Formica […]
Jordan over at Ants Australia has a great video tutorial on how to raise your newly caught queen ants. Check it out! Also have a look at his other videos. They’re really good and covers a lot on antkeeping and different ant species.
One of the more famous carpenter ants is the Camponotus herculeanus. It is also one of the world’s largest ant species. The common name “Hercules ant” is not that surprising considering its size and strong jaws. Camponotus herculeanus likes to nest in both trees, rotten wood and the walls of our homes. They can create […]
The woodland ants of the Formica family build quite extraordinary ant nests. They really live up to the name “ant hill”. And considering the size of the ants themselves it is amazing how big their homes can become. And every ant hill is unique. But what they have in common is that they are all […]
After working hard with new products we can finally proclaim the Antkeepers shop as open for business! As of now we’ll provide great antkeeping content for both new and seasoned antkeepers. Our first product is called “My First Ant Colony” and is written with the new antkeeper in mind. This digital book goes through all […]