When Should I Order Ants For Christmas?

You can order at anytime and select Christmas delivery at checkout. Or select a different shipping method and order nearer the time. Most livestock will be happy to be kept in their packaging for up to a week. The only thing you will need to do is add a tiny dab of sugar honey to the tube every couple of days and keep the tube somewhere dark and cool. You might also prefer to purchase the set now and the ants at a later date. 

CHRISTMAS Delivery £7

Select this service at checkout and your order will arrive on December 23rd. Shipped with UPS or Royal Mail Special Delivery. 

Arrives: 23rd December

Order before: 11am, 22nd December

EXPRESS Delivery £7

Order before 11am Monday – Thursday, select this service at checkout and your order will arrive on the next working day. Friday orders arrive on Monday. 

Arrives: Next working day

Order before: 11am, 22nd December

Standard Delivery £3

Standard delivery and Free delivery options usually arrive within 1 – 5 working days from the ship date. Orders over £30 qualify for Free standard delivery. 

Arrives: 1 – 5 days

Order before: 11am, 21st December

What Are The Best Starter Sets for Beginners?

Hex-A-Nest and Ant Cube Combi are our entry level beginner sets which are affordable and easy to setup 

What Are The Best Starter Sets Which Include Everything I Need?

If you’re looking for a set for a beginner that includes everything then we recommend our ant bundles.

These include a full starter set, food and a choice of ants. The best ant species to pick for anyone starting out is Lasius niger, the black garden ant. 


What Are The Easiest Ants For Beginners?

Lasius niger and Lasius flavus are the easiest species to start with. If you’re looking for something a little more unusual you can also try Messor Harvester ants and Camponotus

What Else Might I Need To Buy?

Some sets already include food, but you might wish to buy additional food, feeders, tweezers, escape proofing or books.