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Ant Colony Updates – 17 Jan 20 – Ants in Winter.

Ants in winter. It’s the middle of winter, and there has been very little activity outside of the ant nests.  However, the ants of all three species remain fairly active inside their nests.  This is not unusual.  Even in the wild, hibernating ants can still be fairly active during the winter months. Especially on the milder days.  Myrmica …

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Happy New Year 2020

Happy New Year 2020 to all my readers/visitors/supporters.  Thank you so much for your continued support on my website. My ants have celebrated the New Year – by staying in their hibernation beds, except, that is, for the Lasius umbratus.  They have remained fairly active so far this winter, though in greatly decreased numbers.  The Lasius niger and …

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Captive Ant Colony Journals Update – 3 Dec 19

Welcome to another update on my captive ant colonies.  In this update I talk about a wandering Myrmica rubra queen, and I discuss allowing my ants to hibernate.   I had tried to prevent the ants going into full hibernation this year to try to encourage the Lasius umbratus to complete their new nest excavation.  I have done …

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A Guide to Ants of Britain and Europe

A few weeks ago I purchased a great little book called, Ants of Britain and Europe: A Photographic Guide. Co-authored by Claude Lebas, Christophe Galkowski, Rumsaïs Blatrix and Philippe Wegnez, it was published this year (2019) in Europe. However, it was actually first published in 2016, in French. A fantastic book, full of very helpful …

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Website Update. Ants of Britain​ and Europe. How do Ants Communicate?

Hello, and welcome to another update. Today, I bring news about my website with a new page called How Do Ants Communicate? I also have a new ant book that I have obtained called, Ants of Britain and Europe. How do ants communicate? First of all, a website update. Yesterday I added a new page which …

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