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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.

28 June 2016, Tuesday

Dermy informed me the other day that he has decided to close his Bug Forum, which is a real shame as I really enjoyed my time as a member there.  Fortunately he is keeping his YouTube Channel going.  Mako’s Myrmecology Forum is still going strong for al your ant related needs. (See the links tab on the left).

26 June 2016, Sunday

My three colonies are doing well, with my Lasius umbratus by far being the most active; man, those ants eat!  A lot of cocoons in the Lasius niger 5 colony have hatched, in fact all of them have.  Now the queen needs to start laying loads more eggs to get that population ever-growing.  Queen Magenta (Lasius niger 6) not has about 30 workers with a small number of larvae present.  Oh, and a tip:  If you are going to film your ants in their foraging tank, make sure the camera strap isn’t dangling into the tank.  Ten minutes later: camera covered in yellow ants. >.<


Dermy, who I know from my interest in ants, runs his own Bug 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 YouTube Channel by clicking on the icon to the right and support this awesome friend of mine.

Thank you.

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.