Care sheet for Myrmica rubra added!

Care sheet myrmica rubra

Hurray! We’ve added a new care sheet for the Myrmica rubra ant species. It is a super interesting species that many Antkeepers have in their antfolio. And many more probably wishing to have it. Myrmica rubra, or the European Fire Ant, is a semi difficult species to keep. They form large colonies with multiple queens and require […]

New section: Your Ant Colony

Keeping Ants Your Ant Colony

Spring is here! Let’s start off the warm weather with a few new articles. Some users have requested a section dedicated to the caring of your colonies. And here it is: Your Ant Colony! At the moment there are two new articles for you to read: Taking Care of a New Ant Queen and Test Tubes. We will eventually […]

New! Care sheet: Lasius niger

Care Sheet Lasius niger

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 […]

What to feed my ants?

What to feed my ants

Ants need protein and carbohydrates. And they love sugar! What else do they need? Hmm… Luckily we’ve written a simple guide about the feeding habits of ants and how to fulfill their needs. Have a look! Follow the link: Nutrition and Care | Keeping Ants

Want an introduction to ants?

introduction to ants

There are more than 10.000 known ant species on Earth. Myrmecologists believe that the actual amount may be twice of that. Throughout history, ants have been fascinating to human society. From great philosophers to regular people, the mentions and sayings about ants are all around us. Modern idioms such as to get “ants in one’s […]