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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Sarah & Georgie Sarah & Georgie from Salt Lake City UT wrote on August 12, 2015 at 5:34 am
We have had our antlions for a couple weeks now and we love them they are so fun and interesting to watch! The rest of my family is interested in buying some too now!
Tim Tim wrote on October 1, 2013 at 3:16 am
I happened to read online about a fellow biology teacher using ant lions in the classroom, and I was happy to find your site. I ordered the Class Project Kit. It is great, and you quickly replaced the three that didn't survive the trip. I now have eleven fascinating critters to use in the classroom. Thanks so much!
Rocky Gray Rocky Gray wrote on March 27, 2012 at 2:57 am
what an awesome site. i first discovered ant lions as a kid(about 25 years ago)of course there was no internet then So i read to find out what was in the pits in the barn!! i fed many hungry ant lions over the years with all the ants i could catch. lol. I was just teaching a friend about antlions yesterday and in looking today found yr site!! its in my favorites now and ill tell everyone about it!! too cool!!!!
Andrea, Max,and Maddie McClendon Andrea, Max,and Maddie McClendon wrote on February 5, 2012 at 4:01 am
We love your site! I loved catching antlions as a child and my children and I caught our first one together yesterday. Thanks for all the great information!
Garret Garret wrote on December 26, 2010 at 4:04 am
I love your ant lion i ordered 5 ant lions i love'em!