Issue 3

Issue 3 of Ant Keeper Magazine has just been released! 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. 

All print copies of Issue 4 will be sent out with a stunning full-colour A2 poster of a Pachycondyla crassinoda worker. These will be sent folded as standard. However, if you're anything like us, you may want a flat poster to frame on the wall, because, let's face it, it's a gorgeous poster! So we're offering everyone who has purchased or wants to purchase Issue 4 as a single issue or as part of a subscription the opportunity to upgrade their postal options and receive their poster rolled in a tube. The magazine will also be rolled up in the tube. 

If you haven't yet purchased Issue 4, you can do so here. If you'd like to buy the upgraded version, click for the UK or outside the UK single issue. To upgrade an existing purchase that includes Issue 4 (single issue or subscription), click here for UK and here for non-UK.

Wow, what a whirlwind year it's been for the magazine. We've gone from a humble UK launch at BugFest 2018 to sending out physical copies all around the world! Our readers read the magazine either in print or online across the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Iceland, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and more! We'd like to thank ant lovers all around the world for your amazing support over the past year!

To celebrate our first birthday, we're offering 18% off all single issues and subscriptions to the magazine until 11:59pm tonight (GMT, 18th of February 2019) - just use the code 'AKMturns1' at the checkout. There will also be some celebratory fun on our Facebook page later on today, with giveaways and more!

Come and join us on Facebook (@antkeepermagazine) for fun and birthday frolicks!

We are delighted to announce our new retailer in Germany, Die Ameisen-Boutique (www.ameisen-boutique.de). They have a great range of ants, nests, accessories and cool ant gear, so please visit their website - it's worth a look!


We've made some changes to the website and upgraded our subscriptions system. Hopefully, this will iron out some of the technical issues we have experienced (sorry about those).

Another great feature we've added is the option to pay in US dollars! So many of our readers are based in North America, we hope that this will help out ant lovers over there. We do have plans to extend the range of currencies we are able to accept.

Issue 3 is out now so make sure you get your copy, either online or in print and watch this space for further news and updates!

Issue 3 has landed! Copies are shipping out now to readers all over the world, including: the US, Canada, the UK, Denmark, Switzerland, France, Malaysia, Singapore, the Czech Republic and more. Have you ordered yours yet? If not, don't worry, it's not too late to buy a single issue or subscribe to the magazine. You can purchase single issues from one of our fantastic retailers or subscribe or buy individual issues from us here.


  • Social parasitism in ants
  • Buyer beware: scamming in the ant world
  • How to prevent your ants escaping
  • Preparing for diapause
  • Species profile: Crematogaster scutellaris
  • Species profile: Myrmica rubra
  • Product reviews
  • Internet roundup

and more!