Welcome To AntlionFarms.com!

Hi, My name is Artie!

I am an ant lion, and I’ll be your host on AntlionFarms.com. If you are wanting to learn all about ant lions and purchase ant lion kits then you have come to the right place.

What is an antlion you ask? 
I’m not an ant, and I’m not a lion. Have you ever heard of a “doodlebug”? A doodlebug is actually an ant lion in the larval or baby stage. We get the name antlion because we are voracious predators of ants and other insects.

Do antlions make good pets?
Antlions are some of the coolest insects around. When you have an ant lion for a pet, you get a front row seat to one of nature’s wildest battles. It’s Survival of the Fittest, Baby! And antlions rule! Antlions are not only entertaining, but also very educational. You can learn about how insects think, learn, and respond to their environment. If you are looking for a pet that is easy to keep and entertaining for the whole family, then maybe ant lions are for you!


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A Few Words About Us

Ian Skelley has been providing customers with ant lions for 20 years.

Ian originally started with the idea of selling ant lion zen gardens on Ebay. The goal was to expose people to the wonderful world of the ant lion. Since the beginning, we have had customers such as the Smithsonian, colleges, and grade schools. People have even written books about our ant lions.

What started as a fun little project has turned into a small family business.  A few years ago, his nephew Hudson and niece Jenna began working with him.  Today they run most of the day-to-day operations of the business.  Their goal is to help you have the best experience with your ant lions!

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Alice Keel Alice Keel from Douglasville, GA 30135 wrote on August 21, 2021 at 10:24 am
Good to see this. I “captured” several Antlions about 8 years ago on Sapelo Island. I kept 3 or 4 alive and put them out under the edge of a shed. Be forewarned if you are responsible for capturing ants 🐜 it is never ending and a real chore especially during winter in North GA. I don’t know how many ants sustain each lion. I could not find that information. They lived in my counseling class room until I brought them home for Christmas Vacation and the new had worn off for my classes. I thought about buying ants from Ants Alive but that would have been expensive and those are pretty large ants. But I did love my lions and if you know you can capture enough ants, then this is a great project!
Kathleen McDuffie Kathleen McDuffie wrote on March 6, 2020 at 5:58 am
I have many grandchildren, and we play in the yard all the time. I ran into a former colleague who is still teaching, and uses Ant Lions all the time in his education courses. I plan to spend this summer and the next few years raising them with the babies, and admiring their behavior!
Charissa Divine-Schley Charissa Divine-Schley wrote on May 17, 2016 at 5:05 am
My son and I are both into bugs and we look forward to hunting for them!! Thank you for the information!!
Daniel Daniel wrote on May 16, 2016 at 5:10 am
I love Antlions.
Erik DeWitt Erik DeWitt wrote on April 8, 2016 at 5:11 am
I'm back for some sand artists, and boy this place delivered, 4 super healthy doodlerific lil lionz!