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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 please feel free to email buy clicking the Contact Myrm tab on the left side of this page. I do try to answer all emails as quickly as possible, but my job can keep me away for long periods of time.  You can see further information about how long it will take me to reply to you by going to the Contact Myrm page.

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This You Tube clip is a short 2 minute feature about army ants. Very interesting.

If you’d like your You Tube ant video to appear here then email me the link.  I can’t guarantee that it will appear, especially if I get lots of requests.

30 November 2014, Sunday

Updated Lasius umbratus and Lasius niger 5 journals. See Myrm’s Pet Ants page.  Also added pictures of a comic series from my childhood involving giant ants, onto a new forum page - Misc. Ant Stuff

2000AD - Ant Wars - 1978 - magazine mini series about giant ants in the Amazonian rain forest. See Misc Ant Stuff page by clicking on the tab to the left.

Each month I will put a picture here of an ant with a little bit of information about it.

Pheidole pallidula

These are very interesting ants, which are not native to the UK and have a soldier caste.  They are very small ants, smaller than the common black garden ant seen in the UK.  They are usually one-queen colonies, though I have heard of some colonies have two queens. These are a great species to keep, though they seem to like dry conditions.

Click your mouse on this picture for a bigger version.

The Bug Forum - My friend Dermy runs a forum for all insects, including ants, with dermestids being his speciality.

Ant Hill World - A forum run by ant keepers for ant keepers, of which I am a member.

Antstore - Live ants, ant farms and food.  Located in Germany but ship to Europe.

AntsUK - Live ants, ant farms and food. Located in the UK but ship to Europe.


2 November 2014, Sunday

Also added new page to this forum to advertise my buddy’s Bug Forum where you can post about all sorts of bugs and creatures such as dermestids, bees, wasps, salamanders, slugs, isopods and, of course, ants, among other creatures.  Please do go visit it and join as I’d like to see this forum, of which I am a member, do well. Thank you. (Click on the TBF FORUM tab).