Live Ants for Ant World (DISCONTINUED)
Product code: ANTS
02/09/19: As of today we are no longer selling ants via our website. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.
We will likely be moving to a much needed new office in the next few weeks. Unfortunately our new landlords will not allow us to have nests of ants or other live creatures onsite, even in containers. We had the same answer everywhere else we looked. There would also be no dedicated ant room for gathering them (a noisy process!)
We encourage you to look for ants between March and September, that's part of the fun!
We've also found a few websites you can purchase live ants from:
Please do not mix ants or queens with ants from other colonies, as they will fight!
For reference, we used to supply 40-50 black worker ants (lasius niger) in one of our Magnifier Bowls, identical to the one included in our Ant World. This didn't include a Queen, but many of the links above do include one.
Having a queen means your colony can grow and repopulate over time. You may need to remove the green 'mountain' piece of the Ant World so that the queen can fit through it.
Beyond this we recommend following your queen ant supplier's advice, as we have little experience with queen ants.