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Myrm’s Ant Videos

Here are a few of my videos of my ant colonies.  I am only just starting to learn how to do this so don’t expect Hollywood standard shows. At least not yet! >.<

Most can be viewed in HD if you select the option at the bottom of the clip.

Thank you for visiting my website.  The intention of this website is to tell you about ants; what they do, their nests, the mating cycles of the flying ants, what they eat, what species there are, and even how to keep them as pets.  I have tried to keep the information contained on this site as clear and concise as possible so that it does not get confusing or boring.  I am aware that a lot of schools and young children use this site as a reference.

The site is generally about species found in the UK as they are the ones I have had most experience with, though I am more than happy to answer questions about non-UK ants.

If you have any questions about ants, or about this website, or you wish to have a more in depth discussion or information about ants then contact me by clicking the Contact Myrm tab on the left side of this page.  

Thank you.

6 April 2016, day


I have created a Twitter feed for this website.  It will notify followers of updates to this site and its colony journal, and I will also be putting regular mini-updates to my journals on it too. You can follow me by clicking on the Twitter icon at the top of the page.


Last week I brought my Lasius niger 5 colony and Lasius umbratus colony have also been brought out of hibernation, not that they entered into it very enthusiastically in the first place. Meanwhile, Queen Magenta (Lasius niger 6) has seen for new workers eclose over the past couple of days, bringing this 9-month old queen’s colony up from 11 to 15 workers.


See the relevant colony journals for further details.


I have also added a new page to this site: Links.  As its name suggests it is for links to other sites that I find interesting.

Welcome Dermy’s Bug Forum & YouTube Channel

Dermy, who I know from my interest in ants, runs his own Bug Forum in which he discusses all sorts of bugs and critters including ants, wasps, bees, dermestids, mealworms, spiders, reptiles and lots more.

He also has his own YouTube channel in which he puts up short, easy-to-watch clips of his bugs.  I love how he shows you that you can make critter homes out of simple, everyday household objects.

Please do visit his forum and YouTube Channel by clicking on the items to the right and support this awesome friend of mine.

Please come and visit the World of Myrmecology forum where you can speak to other ant enthusiasts and get lots of advice and help about ants.  Be part of a new growing ant community.  Click on the icon below.