Just a newly aspiring future ant-keeper here in Toronto, Ontario. Got into starting this hobby after stumbling across AntsCanada videos on YouTube. I've always been fascinated by ant colonies and other swarm/hive insects in nature and wanted one of those stand-up ant farms as a kid. However, after watching the videos, reading your journals, and researching some species, I believe this is something I can definitely handle.
Ideally, I'm looking to start my antkeeping journey with some carpenter ants which I've read are pretty common around my area and very easy to start with. Looking to catch a couple of queens and see how they turn out.
Once I start, I plan on keeping my own journal and updating every month or two at first with the intent on maintaining the claustral environment so the queens can start laying. I will always appreciate feedback so please do not hesitate to give me some tips!
Looking forward to getting to know you all and seeing some interesting colonies!
Edited by Jerky93, April 13 2018 - 8:50 AM.