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!


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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



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