I'm a 29 years old HVAC salesman living in the Arctic Circle in Finland.
I've always been fascinated about ants since I grew up in the countryside and we had plenty around us.
But my interest in keeping them started in January 2018 when after watching Coyote Peterson getting stung by all sorts of nasty things YouTube gave me a recommendation to a video by AntsCanada.
After "a few" AC videos I snapped out of my trance and realized I had just spent the last six hours watching videos about keeping ants. So I decided to give it a shot this summer.
I had plenty of time to study and prepare before winter was over and the snow melted away.
I'm currently keeping a small Lasius Niger colony found under a stone, a rescued Myrmica Rubra colony with three queens and about 40-50 workers and three Camponotus Herculeanus queens, one of which just had her very first nanitic(!).
Been stalking this forum the whole year so I finally decided to register and introduce myself. (And maybe even partake in some of the conversations in this fine community)