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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 […]
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 […]
We’ve added a new article on how to get rid of ants invading your home. All of the solutions listed are simple and non-harmful to the ants. Which is of course great for everyone! Read more about it here: How to Get Rid of Ants in Your Home
The Ant Species section has a new article – Myrmica rubra! Commonly known as the European Fire Ant it is a species famous for its sting and great colonies with many queens. It is also an ant species that many Antkeepers keep. Stay tuned for the upcoming care sheet. Read all about Myrmica rubra here!
A couple of days ago we updated Antkeepers with a brand new article on our black garden ant – Lasius niger. Now, we’re building upon that article and adding a care sheet! We’ll go through everything you need to know about keeping a colony of Lasius nigers. You’ll get answers to a lot of questions, including […]
Our Ant Species section has a new article – Lasius niger! Commonly known as the Black garden ant, the Lasius niger species is common in nature as well as in the city. It is sometimes referred to as the “pavement ant”. It is a very adaptable species and one often finds them scurrying through houses looking for food. Some considers them […]