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Ant Essentials

A growing movement dedicated to connecting ant keepers and providing accurate information around the hobby, sourced by you.

Thank you to our first Patreon! You too can support the ant keeping community from as little as £3 a month!

Find out more on our ‘support us page’ at the top or enjoy the ant keeping content for free.

Lets Grow The Ant Keeping Community Together

Ant Essentials had an amazing run and quickly become one of the most trusted legal ant vendors in Europe. We decided to shift gears from interactions between vendor and buyers to serve the worldwide community as a whole. Providing free ant keeping information.

Have a look at our most recent community care sheets

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What We Do

We provide a free to use care sheet database containing global species guidance. Download our care sheet template, fill it out and email it to us at to submit your own work to the data base.

We offer a free copy of the Ant Essentials Ant Keeping Course to everyone who supports us on Patreon. We also help them to get a accurate identification for any ant they catch via our crowd sourced ant ID system, as well as many other benefits.

We are dedicated to growing our care sheet data base to expand into all diffrent hobbies. By working with brands and influencers to make information free and easily accessible.

We Strive To Connect Hobbyist World Wide

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Satisfied Reviews

See what people are saying about Ant Essentials

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Excellent Great for Beginners!

Not tried any competitor books but this is perfect for me as a beginner, seems to have everything I need to know, definitely recommend!


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Good book

It is a pretty nice book. I recommend you to read it.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Best ant keeping guide on the market

This is cheaper, better, more content full and easier to understand than the ants Canada handbook and other competitors I have tried, this is truly the best ant keeping handbook on the market. I would recommend to beginners and experts alike, exotic and native keepers alike and children and adults truly and amazing e book