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Myrm’s Ant Nest 2000-2015 © All Rights Reserved

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.

Current estimated time for replies: 24-48 hours

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This You Tube clip is about a Weaver ant colony that somebody has successfully raise in a glass tank. 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.

24 January 2015, Saturday

Both my colonies are hibernating at the moment so there are no colony updates I’m afraid.  I don’t expect to see much activity in their nests between now and spring.  However, I am not hibernating >.<  so please do continue to send me your emails with your ant related questions.

I have added a couple of new photos on the Your Pictures & Vids page, after I was sent a picture of a queen ant.  I’m trying to identify it, so if you know what it is please email me by clicking on the Contact Myrm  tab to the left of your screen.  Thank you.

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

Temnothorax curvispinosus

Temnothorax curvispinosus are a small yellow ant with an 11-segmented antenna which usually have less than 100 ants per colony.  They are found throughout the eastern United States, from Maine to central Florida, and westward through eastern North Dakota down through the eastern half of Texas. Nests are located in preformed cavities in structures found in the litter, e.g., in small sticks or nuts or even in acorns.

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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).

January’s Ant of the Month was chosen by Jacob Herwig, aged 14.  Thank you for your awesome suggestion Jacob.