Is there a stack exchange site that includes or focuses on ants?

I have a few questions about ants that I might venture to ask, and I would like to see what other questions people have asked on the subject.

I searched on Area 51 but there doesn't seem to be anything there on the subject.

I'm referring to Ant, Ants are social insects of the family Formicidae.

  • ant - "9,818 questions tagged" as of now
    – gnat
    May 15, 2014 at 9:23

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I think you'd do best on Biology. They have the following tags:

Many of these questions focus directly on ants, e.g., "Why do ants live so long?" I bet your questions would fit right in. Since Biology is still in beta, they could use your contributions. It's an old and active beta too, so I think you could expect pretty good exposure for your questions.

You could consider Pets as well I suppose, but no questions that mention ants there are really about ants to the same extent as the questions on Biology.

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    On Pets, the question would need to be in the context of caring for an ant farm or colony of some sort (I'm trying very hard not to say 'domesticated ant' here, because that notion rather frightens me) .. but it would have to be about ants as pets.
    – user50049
    May 15, 2014 at 3:40
  • @Tim: Yeah, I hoped anyone asking there would consider that an implication of the site title, but maybe that's too optimistic! I was thinking of ant farms when I checked for questions there, but having found none, I probably could've done just as well by not mentioning Pets at all. IDK, maybe it's a matter of the beta's age though – Biology is almost 4× older. May 15, 2014 at 4:17
  • Ant farms / colonies would be a welcome topic there, I believe - which means general questions about helping ants thrive are probably a safe bet. If it's not in a 'pet' setting, biology is probably the best bet. Some strange overlap we have :)
    – user50049
    May 15, 2014 at 5:04

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