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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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Myrm's Ant Nest

16 May 2015, Saturday


I have been vary busy at work lately and haven’t had much time for my ants :(  However, I have managed to make some videos of my ants on my new YouTube Channel which you should be able to access using the YouTube icon in the box below.  I would value your comments either by email on comment directly on the YT page for that video.


I had a mass break out of my Lasius umbratus last weekend, see the Lasius umbratus colony journal for details.


Finally, I had an email from a lady named Marie from Norway the other day. Marie, if you are reading this, I tried to reply to your email but it bounces back as undeliverable.  Sorry.

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.

12 April 2015, Sunday


Updated my Lasius niger and Lasius umbratus journals.


My Lasius niger colony was vary active yesterday; the most active I have seen them.  I took a quick clip of them which you can see below.


Dermy and I continue to work hard on his Bug Forum where we discuss ants, beetles, reptiles, amphibians, spiders and all sorts of wildlife.  Please do come and join us and help my buddy to get this once neglected forum up off the ground. (Click on the Dermy’s Bug Forum tab on the left to find out more).


Useful Links

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





AntNet - This is a brand new ant forum created by a friend of mine.  He only has 4 members so far so please give him your support by joining and contributing.

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.