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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We're delighted to announce our new stockists: Wakooshi! As an ant shop that offers a wide range of queen ants and colonies as well as vital ant supplies, Wakooshi is a great place to stock up on all your little ant essentials. Visit them at to treat your ants to some tasty goodness today!

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.

Have you seen Issue 5 of Ant Keeper Magazine? It's packed full of great interviews, articles, species profiles and more! We've even added two new sections - Ant Keeper Juniors and Puzzles - which we think you'll love! Whether you're new to ant keeping or have been an ant lover for years, this magazine has something for you! Learn more about ants, their biology and what sorts of products and online resources there are out there for ant keepers. Find out how to choose the perfect nest for your colonies, find out what is going on in the world of myrmecology - the scientific study of ants - in our Scientific Focus section.

Issue 5 has shipped out and actually sold out before its release - whoops, but yay! Fear not, we've reprinted the issue and have more in stock now, so if you haven't already ordered the issue, either as a subscription or single issue, grab it here now!

Issue 5 contents

  • An Interview with Zat Low of Singapore Ants
  • The Secret Life of Ants
  • Save My Sister
  • Species profile: Oecophylla smaragdina
  • A Chat with Guglielmo Maglio
  • Putting on a Show
  • Ant Keepers Junior
  • Competition Winners
  • Choosing the Perfect Nest
  • Internet Roundup
  • Puzzles
  • Species Profile: Lasius umbratus


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!

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