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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! >.<

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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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01 October 2016, Saturday


Updated bhoeschcod colony journal (Lasius emarginatus)



30 September 2016, Friday


Today I took delivery of a new colony of ants - these ones being a small, just-got-started colony of Lasius emarginatus, consisting of 1 queen and 10 nanitic workers.  I have to confess that I don’t know too much about these ants are than the fact that they look like a cross between my favourite ants, Lasius niger, and Formica rufa.  They are the same size, shape and colour as the former, but with the distinct red thorax of the latter.  I have called them, the bhoeschcod colony.


My Lasius niger 6 and Lasius umbratus colonies are doing well.


You can read more in my colony journals HERE

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