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Here is a selection of the videos of my ant colony found on my YouTube channel.  You can find the channel by either clicking on the YouTube button to the right, or by clicking any of the videos below.

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.

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19 August 2017, Saturday

I have started a new Lasius niger colony with a queen captured from the 2017 mating flights.  I have called this one the Sheffs Colony.  I placed her in a test tube and left her on a shelf in my room.  I have also updated my other journals, and placed a new advertisement for a UK ant supplier, Ants R Us.

23 June 2017, Friday

I have updated all four journals, including the appearance of winged ants in the Goblin Colony, and new ant farms for the bhoeschod and Goblin colonies.

18 June 2017, Sunday

My new colonies have settled in well.. Kept finding Tapinoma workers on the work top, found out they were getting out by the tiniest gap in the acrylic ant farm - now plugged.  Have to be careful when I see a black any on the work top; previously I would know instantly which colony it belonged to as the only black ants I had were Lasius niger.  Now I have to examine them closely to determine whether they’re Lasius niger or Tapinoma erraticum.  It’s 30*C in the Ant Room!!


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