Ant Keeping for Beginners
So you have come across this website because you want to keep ants as pets. Now you have become interested in what ants do close up. Maybe you want to see how a colony grows from the very beginning, consisting of thousands of workers. It may be entirely new to you, and your curiosity into the world of myrmecology came out of nowhere, or you may have come across my YouTube channel. However, you may not even know where to start. Do not worry, because my guide will help you to successfully raise a colony and begin the ant keeping journey. Keeping insects can be a very rewarding hobby, it is not hard to do and it’s not expensive to do. This ant keeping tutorial and guide are aimed for those beginners. Follow these easy steps to get started.
Before you start getting ants preparation.
There are many things that you will need to prepare before catching or keeping ants. You are going to need some of the following equipment to get started.
Here is a checklist of what you will need to begin Ant Keeping.
- Cotton balls
- Test Tubes – This will be used to house your first colony.
- Ant food
- Small plastic container
Get these things before you try to catch or start an ant colony or a queen. It won’t cost too much to get started maybe a few quid or dollars if you are American. My advice does not go out there and buy expensive stuff as it is not needed. If you wish to spend your well-earned money actually, you can do this later on when you are more experienced. Always start off cheap, so if you fall you won’t regret spending a lot of money on top of the range equipment.