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Here is a selection of the videos of my ant colony found on my YouTube channel.  You can find the channel by either clicking on the YouTube button to the right, or by clicking any of the videos below.

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.  

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16 July 2018, Monday

Today has been the mating flights of Lasius niger, though I hadn’t witnessed the flights for myself, but rather saw evidence of this when I found 3 wingless Lasius niger queens in my garden.  I have put them into a little pot until I decide what to do with them.  I hadn’t actually planned to get any more ants. Also my Sheffs colony has been moved into a larger set up.

10 July 2018, Tuesday

Unfortunately the Tapinoma erraticum queen (Goblin colony) has died.  Journal updated, as well as the Umbratus and Lasius niger (Queen Magenta) colony journals.

2 July 2018, Monday

Saw a glimpse of a winged ant in my rubra colony today, and my newest Lasius niger colony finally has a decent number of ants in it.  

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