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Dermy Bud!

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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26 September 2015,  Saturday

Well, my Lasius niger 5 and Lasius umbratus colonies are now in the Winter Room, which is basically a spare house in my room which has the window open all the time, and the heating isolated.  This will, more or less, reduce the temperature in the room close to that outside.  This is so that these colonies will hibernate.  I have decided to keep Queen Magenta’s colony active this winter as it is their first winter, and with the other two colonies eventually hibernating it will give me something ant related to keep me interested.

A new YouTube clip of Queen Magenta and her new family can be seen below, and I have updated the three colony journals.

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.

31 October 2015, Saturday

My Lasius niger 5 and Lasius umbratus colonies have been in their hibernation room for 5 weeks now, and stubbornly refuse to hibernate, though they have slowed in their activity somewhat.  The umbratus are more stubborn than the niger!

My Lasius niger 6 colony (Queen Magenta) has 1 queen, 12 workers and a small collection of brood.  The are being stubborn to in that they haven't; yet moved into their new home - preferring to stay put in their test tube.  I am not hibernating these ones this year.

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