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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Shaheen Nobar Shaheen Nobar wrote on March 13, 2010 at 4:09 am
I love antlions they rock! They are fun little critters that are educational and exiting!
Kiki Kiki wrote on September 18, 2009 at 3:20 am
Doodle Bugs until they get older, Ant lions are the best!! They are entertaining and educational. I had a science project and I didn't feel like doing it but I did it anyway and it was on doodlebugs but now Im thinking about getting a doodlebug and Im going to learn more about them. Thanks for answeeing my questions...Doodle Bugs are really interesting and neat!!
Strike Strike wrote on June 20, 2009 at 3:24 am
I got the zen garden pit. I think its neat how the three ant lions divided up the available area in the sand perfectly. My little guys enjoy eating houseflies, moths, and those fat aphids you can find on roses. I tried a small pavement ant, and they flicked it right back out at me, probably cause it was to small for them.
BRIANNA BRIANNA wrote on January 3, 2009 at 4:27 am
This is probably going to be the best science project ever!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so interested in watching the ant lions eat! NEAT-O!!!!!!!!!
Kali Kali wrote on July 8, 2008 at 3:13 am
Awesome service!