Issue 5

Issue 5 of Ant Keeper Magazine is out now! If you haven't ordered your copy yet, be sure to visit one of our great retailers or order here.

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.

Issue 1 is due out this winter, so please check back here for further details, to be released soon.

To keep up-to-date on the very latest Ant Keeper Magazine news, why not subscribe to our mailing list? We promise to only use it for anty things, and will never sell your details. 

Did you know that Ant Keeper Magazine is TWO this week? We're just blown away with all the support our fellow ant keepers have been showing us over the past couple of years. Thank you so much for all the support that you've given us over the years - yes, YEARS!! We've got readers in over 20 countries worldwide, which is just amazing. Make sure you follow us on Facebook (@antkeepermagazine) and Instagram (@antkeepermagazine) and sign up to our for all the latest giveaways, discounts and more this week!

We have some very cool and unique ant stuff to give away, if we can part with it. You won't find this anywhere else! Are you as excited as we are?

There is also a lot planned for the magazine and website over the coming months. As you may have noticed in Issue 5, we added two new sections. We will also be adding sections to the website and hopefully adding some functionality too.


We'd like to invite all the kids to submit their best ant-related artwork, poetry and short stories to the magazine. We'll select some to publish in each issue and all those printed will win their creators a copy of the magazine and exclusive fANTastic prize pack! 

To submit your work, please get your parent or guardian to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a scanned copy of your artwork (at least 300 dpi please, in jpg or PDF format) or typed or scanned copy of your poem or short story (again, at least 300 dpi in jpg or PDF format if it’s a scan).

Please also include your name (first name with initial will do) and age. We will also need your parent or guardian to give us permission to publish your work, so please ensure that the following declaration is included with the submission:

I [insert parent’s/guardian’s name here], [insert relationship to the child] of [insert child’s name here] give my permission for their work to be published in Ant Keeper Magazine and/or Ant Keeper Juniors. I am happy for this image/text to be used within the publication and associated promotion for the magazine, with attributed credit. Please use “[insert the name and age to be used for the child, eg. ANTony, 8]” to identify the author/artist.

So, to sum up, here’s a handy dandy checklist for submitting artwork or writing to Ant Keeper Juniors:

  1. Attach artwork (300 dpi in jpg or PDF format) OR poem/short story (300 dpi in jpg or PDF OR typed text)
  2. Include your name and age
  3. Include your parent’s/guardian’s declaration

That’s it! We’re looking forward to receiving some fabulous work and seeing all the young talent out there!


Lots of love,

TheAnt Keeper Magazine Team


We're currently putting together Issue 5, but it's set to be yet another fANTastic issue, packed full of great content for ant keepers the world over.

If you've read the first four issues, we hope that you've enjoyed them. The articles are all written by people with a passion for ants, whether they are ant keepers or entomologists. Even our Editor is an ant keeper and is rarely found without spare test tubes during nuptial flight season!

We hope that our readers from issues 1-4 will join us for Issue 5, available, as ever, electronically AND in print, by single issue or subscription!

Can't wait for more great Ant Keeper Magazine content? Buy now to make sure you're on the mailing list to get your copy FIRST!

Or, if you'd like to buy your copy while purchasing other great ant keeping essentials, the following fabulous ant shops also sell the magazine:



Are you curious about Ant Keeper Magazine and not sure whether to take the plunge and subscribe? Or perhaps you'd like to learn a bit more about ant keeping and want to dip a toe in the ocean of knowledge on the hobby. You're in luck as we're now offering a FREE sample article online or in print.

To access the article online, click the cover below. To request a print copy (limit of one per household), please email your name and address to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Read our FREE article about why ants make great pets (and what to tell parents/flatmates or significant others you're trying to convert) today!


We are giving away an amazing array of prizes, from vouchers for your favourite ant shop to posters, stickers, magazine subscriptions and more!

Simply take a picture of yourself holding a copy of Ant Keeper Magazine OR a sign with Ant Keeper Magazine written on it and post it on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #iloveantkeepermagazine to be in with a chance to win prizes from our big sack o’ prizes! Hurry, entries close on the 30th of June 2019 so get in quick!

Make sure you read the very exciting terms and conditions!

You can win prizes from: