This is a full tutorial video on how to raise an ant colony from start to finish. Hope it helps you raise your own ant colony successfully. Ant keeping is a fun, educational, and rewarding hobby that inspires a love for nature, responsibility, and conservation. Ant love forever! This video was shot in 4K Ultra HD resolution. Special thanks to nature photographer and biologist Alex Wild for allowing his photos to be used in our videos. Check out his amazing nature photography and order some prints: http://www.alexanderwild.com #ants #antfarms #tutorial
2:12 – Getting Started in Ant Keeping
2:18 – What is a Good Beginner Ant Species?
3:17 – Ways to Get a Queen Ant
4:19 – Catching a Queen Ant During Nuptial Flight
5:38 – Test Tube Setup & Care
7:13 – How long until you get eggs/workers?
8:56 – Ant Diet
11:32 – Ant Farms
11:42 – The Dangers of Gelfarms
13:15 – Ant Barriers
13:42 – Ant Maintenance & Routine
14:44 – Ant Hibernation (for temperate ants)
15:29 – Why Keep Pet Ants?
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