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 […]
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 […]
July is here with ant excursions, new antkeepers finding their way to the hobby, and lastly some changes to our site. Our community section has been removed in favor of our Facebook group. The reason behind this is that the kind of community we ran is very expensive and takes a lot of time to maintain. […]
We’ve put together a list for the ones out there wondering where to buy ants. There are many reliable ant suppliers around the globe, so have a look at the list. Take me there!
One of the most prominent insect photographers is Alex Wild from Texas, USA. He’s been active since 2002 and can therefore show off a large library of intricate, exciting and beautiful ant photos. We’re so happy and thankful that Alex wants to share some of these with us on the Antkeepers site. Many of our articles […]
Here you go – a progression sheet for your ant colonies! Finally! A great way of keeping track of your ant colony achievements – the Antkeepers Progression Sheet. Sign up for our newsletter and get the PDF sent to your inbox. And by the way, we don’t send spam. We only keep you updated on […]
Look! A new ant wallpaper for your phone! Credit: Studio Sendel