Thank you for visiting my web site. It is my intention to teach you the basics of
myrmecology (the study of ants) whether you intend to keep captive ants of your own,
or perhaps conducting a school project, or you just want to learn a little more about
these fascinating creatures.
All pictures on this site, unless otherwise indicated, are provided by and used with
the kind permission of Alex Wild. Do not use these pictures without the express
permission of the original author. Thank you. Clicking on any of Alex Wild’s pictures
on this site will take you to Alex Wild’s awesome insect photographic web site.
4 Oct 12 - I will be away from home from 01 October 2012 until end of May 2013, and
will therefore be unable to answer emails. If you have any ant related questions
or wish to report any problems with this site please post in the Non-Members section
of the forum, which you can reach by clicking on the FORUM tab in the navigation
bar above. I will have access to the forum whilst I am away and/or the staff will
be able to help you. You will not have to create an account on the forum if you do
not wish to, you can post in the non-members section of the forum. Thank you.
AntHillsNet - A new company from Latvia that sells ants and ant related products.
I know a few people who have ordered
from them and I have had very good feedback from those customers.
11 May 13 - Well, I am back home now for 4 weeks after having been away for 7 months.
Surprisingly my Lasius umbratus colony survived despite having now fresh food during
that time. There colony population dropped somewhat, perhaps only 100 workers, a
few brood, but thankfully the queen is alive and well. 70 members at the new forum
too, which is encouraging.
25 May 13 - I have obtained a new colony of Lasius niger consisting of one queen
and 12 workers, which I got from AntsUK. Visit the forum to read the colony journal.