The amazing world of taxidermy
As ant keeping enthusiasts we obviously prefer our ants alive but there's no denying the beauty that is taxidermy.
Alex Manning aka pyriformis over on Instagram is our favourite taxidermist. A quick look through his photos and you'll be amazed by the process he uses and the end results.
Whilst he covers most insects, we obviously love the ants he's working on. In the photo's above you can see some Myrmecia, Eciton, and Camponotus sp.
His favourite ant is Myrmecia and he's hoping to one day find all species for his collection. Maybe even finding one that's undiscovered.
Be sure to check out his Instagram page for all of his work. You won't regret it.
An amazing sand/soil founding formicarium from the owner of Formiculture.com.
Spider Ants have proven to be incredible hard to obtain. Recently we had the unique opportunity to acquire a colony and shoot this short video inside the nest.
Along with our photography of ants in the wild, in the studio and in high magnification, we've been experimenting with a new method that puts ants into 360 degrees.
Ants Australia seem to have bigger aspirations than just a successful YouTube channel and are now producing and selling formicariums and other ant keeping essentials.
In their latest Ant Desk video they show us how useful fruit flies can be as a primary source of protein for your ants.
Good news Australia! We're now stocking Tar Heel Ants Formicariums in our store.
Every year ant keepers across the world go out and collect queens for their personal colonies and also sell or trade with other ant keepers in the hobby. This year in Europe, people will have an extra reason to collect.
Ants Australia's new series of videos, beginning with "How to build an ant nest".
I imagined a torrent of red Myrmecia flowing from the entrance of this nest like lava from an active volcano and decided “Vesuvius” was an appropriate name for my latest creation.
Hot on the heels of their new nest module, AntsRussia have released two new Formicariums, the ACFK-4 and AWFK-4.