I thought it would be nice to have an art thread!
I got into ants almost by accident. I was a longtime AntsCanada fan and kept other inverts, but didn't really think about keeping ants myself. I stumbled on a queen ant, and on a whim, caught her. I thought I could find out what species she was. I hated to think I'd accidentally found some ant that was desirable and hard to find in my area or something and some ant fan who'd been looking for ages didn't have one. I figured I'd find out about her and then either pass her on, or put her back outside. But then she was fascinating and pretty and whoops.
So I did what anyone would do and made a comic about it:
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It would have been very special to have my very first queen's colony, but sadly, Leizu and her two babies died (thank you to the people here who helped me in my thread about that). I decided that I would have my first colony forever, and preserve them in a little momento mori piece. I used resin, some little dried flowers, and a tiny splash of glitter- it looks as though Leizu and her brood are falling through a shining cloud into the world beyond. Some wire and a small length of leather cord and now I have a lovely pendant.
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Share your ant art, I'd love to see it!