Ant Keeper Magazine is the leading magazine for ant keepers worldwide. Whether you are a beginner or experienced keeper, there is something for everyone. This full-colour, quarterly publication is available in print or online, and features interesting, in-depth articles from expert, interviews with prominent figures in the field, species profiles, product reviews and more.

We've just released Issue 6, so make sure you've ordered your copy to stay up to date with the latest ant news. Want to catch up on what you've missed? We also sell back issue bundles all the way back to Issue 1! We ship worldwide, so no ant keeper needs to miss out! Join ant keepers in more than 23 countries worldwide and order Ant Keeper Magazine today!


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Issue 7 is full of awesome articles, interesting interviews, and more. In this issue, we focus on various aspects of ant care, including formicarium maintenance with Evangelos from Ants Vienna and how to raise feeder insects for your ants. We also interview photographer and educator Eduard Florin Niga and share with you his top tips for showing off the best side of your chitinous pets. Our science update looks at the evidence of personalities in ants and how that is demonstrated. Finally, we discuss nuptial flights and what they mean for ant keepers. Don’t forget our regular sections, including species profiles, ant keeper juniors, and puzzles too! Make sure you order yours now (

) to be shipped straight to your door today!



Formicarium Maintenance

Do Ants Have Personalities?

An Interview with Photographer Eduard Florin Niga

Raising Feeder Insects for Your Ants

Nuptial Flights for Ant Keepers

Species Profile: Myrmecia pyriformis

Species Profile: Myrmecocystus mimicus

Ant Keepers Junior



Issue 7 is due out soon and, as usual, is packed full of great ant keeping news and information!


The contents for this issue includes:

Raising feeder insects for your ants

Science focus: Do ants have personalities?

Nuptial flights and getting started

An interview with Eduardo Florin Niga (Photographer)

Best practice formicarium maintenance with Ants Vienna

plus our usual internet roundup, species profiles, puzzles, and more!


Order from one of our fabulous stockists (Ant Antics, Ant Lab, Die Ameisen Boutique, The Ant Collective or Wakooshi) or direct from us here! Ant Keeper Magazine is available in print or electronically either as single issues or as a subscription (four issues). Pick up an issue to try it out now or treat yourself to a subscription to save!


Ant Keeper Magazine has been publishing jam-packed, informative and interesting content for almost three and a half years now (woah, where did that time go?) and we're thinking about what changes we can bring you to give you even better value for money. One of the things we're considering is changing the format from A4 size to A5 size to allow for more efficient and cost-saving postage and packaging. 

However, we can't have done any of this without you, our amazing readers, so we'd like to know what you think! We've set up a survey here with eight quick questions to complete. It'll take about two minutes of your time and we're offering one lucky responder a year's subscription to the magazine! Woo hoo!

So, please click and complete our lovely survey for a chance to win a subscription to Ant Keeper Magazine and help us bring you a better product!


Ant Antics is an only ant superstore, stocking great quality queens and colonies as well as food, housing and other accessories for your pet ants. Now, they're also stocking the entire back catalogue of Ant Keeper Magazine, so when you're next in need of some nice nibbles for your pet ants, head on over to Ant Antics.

Our sixth issue is packed full of amazing articles, fabulous photography and more. We look into how the recent pandemic has affected not only the hobbyists and ant shops, but also the scientists who study ants, in our COVID-19 feature. Each issue also includes an article that focuses on current myrmecological investigations, and in this issue, we look at ants’ symbiotic relationships with other types of organisms. Entomologist Brian L. Fisher is a leading light in the world of ant science, and we chatted with him about his work in Madagascar. With all this and more, make sure you order your copy of Issue 6 of Ant Keeper Magazine RIGHT HERE today!



How has COVID-19 Affected Ant Keeping?

Ants and Their Allies: Cooperating with Other Species

Diapause: The When, the Why and the How to

An Interview with Entomologist Brian L. Fisher

How to Choose Which Species to Keep

Species Profile: Formica rufibarbis

Species Profile: Anoplolepis gracilipes

Ant Keepers Junior