Want help on first ant farm

Questions from those who are just starting or considering getting into the ant keeping hobby. If you’re intimidated or confused by the in-depth posts of the other sections of this forum, feel free to post here, and we'll start from square one!

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Want help on first ant farm

Post: # 41999Post EHutch123
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:19 am

Hi! I want to make an ant farm but have no idea how to. Can anyone help me?

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Post: # 46271Post Fayestone
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:47 am

Hiya, I’ve found lots of resources a for this on either Pinterest or YouTube. There are mason jar ideas, with substrate for them to dig against the glass. There is a smaller jar inside taking yo space, causing them to dig near the glass.

Or you could go with tubs & tubes. These are very simple, you use the test tube set up placed in a tub or larger outworld. If they need more nesting space, add more test tubes with water and replaced as they dry out or mould. There are quite a few formicarium tutorials online 🐜😀

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Re: Want help on first ant farm

Post: # 46302Post idahoantgirl
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:36 am

Are you talking about making a nest, or starting a colony?

If your asking about making a nest, here are some ideas


If you are talking about how to start a colony in general, I suggest going to AntsCanada's old tutorial videos and watching them all. The new ones are not as informative, so definitely go back to the tutorials.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

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