Guides

  • Formica fusca group Caresheet by Serafine

    This guide was compiled and written by serafine of the 'Ants and Antkeeping' discord server, which can be found here. https://discord.gg/YbZGvtR3  ...
  • Ant keeping "Shopping List"

    This here is a brief breakdown of what you might need/want to buy for your ants Kits  Of course, if you don't have the time to go through everythin...
  • Why keep ants?

    Why keep ants? Ants are very cool.   But anyways, the gist of why you would keep ants is that they're interesting, low-maintenance, and (usually) v...
  • So uh...how does ant-keeping work?

    We get a lot of questions everyday from people looking to get into ant keeping! Here's a brief guide on how ant-keeping works. How does an ant colo...
  • Guide to Ant Housing and Ant Containment

    The biggest concern for most beginning ant-keepers, especially parents, is 'Will these ants escape and enter my home?' Usually the answer is no, an...
  • Founding of Temporary Parasitic and Slave-maker Ants

    What are Temporary Parasite Ants? Social Parasitism within ants are queens of the parasitic species which require workers from a host species in or...
  • Guide to Hibernation

    Ants living in Canada, and other northern areas require a dormancy period to simulate the winter months. Ants create more glycerol, which serves as...
  • Guide to Feeding Ants

    Guide to Feeding Ants The most exciting recurring moment for most ant-keepers must be getting to feed their ants. Something about watching them swa...
  • How to Find and Catch Queen Ants by Crystals Scherer

    How To Find And Catch Ant QueensSome Background First: An ant nest will produce winged ants called alates usually once a year (the time they fly va...
  • General Ant Keeping Guide by Crystals Scherer

    New to antkeeping? Get familiar with the basics right from the start by reading this guide!