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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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12 May 2018, Saturday

So, the wild ants in my garden have truly woke up now and are swarming all over the place, especially with the mini “heat-wave” we have been experiencing over the past few days.  What makes me laugh is that in the UK, if you have more than two days of hot sunshine, everybody gets their BBQs out and start burning burgers and hot dogs.  It always seems to be middle-aged pot-bellied men, tops off, beer one on hand, spatula in the other, and cigarette in the corner of their mouths. Haha.

Anyway, my colonies have been a hive of activity over the past couple of weeks; especially yesterday when I gave them all some freshly chopped crickets.  The Lasius umbratus turned out huge numbers of workers to take them on.  

My new Lasius niger (6) colony is progressing, and I was vary pleased to see the presence of cocoons.  Finally, the lone workers should have some worker company in a few weeks.  Meanwhile, the rubras have some vary large larvae in their nest.  Queens?  Exciting stuff!

Today I have updated my five current colony journals, which again can be read by visiting the Myrm’s Pet Ants page of this site.

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