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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Ant Antics is an only ant superstore, stocking great quality queens and colonies as well as food, housing and other accessories for your pet ants. Now, they're also stocking the entire back catalogue of Ant Keeper Magazine, so when you're next in need of some nice nibbles for your pet ants, head on over to Ant Antics.

Our sixth issue is packed full of amazing articles, fabulous photography and more. We look into how the recent pandemic has affected not only the hobbyists and ant shops, but also the scientists who study ants, in our COVID-19 feature. Each issue also includes an article that focuses on current myrmecological investigations, and in this issue, we look at ants’ symbiotic relationships with other types of organisms. Entomologist Brian L. Fisher is a leading light in the world of ant science, and we chatted with him about his work in Madagascar. With all this and more, make sure you order your copy of Issue 6 of Ant Keeper Magazine RIGHT HERE today!



How has COVID-19 Affected Ant Keeping?

Ants and Their Allies: Cooperating with Other Species

Diapause: The When, the Why and the How to

An Interview with Entomologist Brian L. Fisher

How to Choose Which Species to Keep

Species Profile: Formica rufibarbis

Species Profile: Anoplolepis gracilipes

Ant Keepers Junior


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