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.
Today we are having a look at the range of honeycomb nests now being produced by Antworlds.
Here's a little formicarium from Brian Martell for an Australian ant keeper with a tighter budget.
Empire Of Ants has created a formicarium that seems to be effective, whilst also displaying a sense of class.
A new e-shop from Czech manufacturer, Happy Ant, makes purchasing a breeze.
For a considerably long time Antweb has been an incredible resource for those interested in ants. Now they've added a new exciting filter!
Recently we showed off Mark Newton's Formicarium he designed with internal lighting. Once again mark has been busy creating another. His newest creation is officially known as "The Ancient Temple of Formica".
Western Australia is a pretty special place. Hopefully WA ANTZ will help people there have a place to purchase live ants.
Proving again that keeping ants doesn't have to be expensive, we stumbled on this formicarium made from a soda bottle.
LC Ants is a another boutique formicarium manufacturer that has begun building CNC formicaria.
Last winter we were lucky enough to find a very small colony of Orectognathus sp. Here's a short video inside their colony.