We do not recommend putting ants from your yard in your Ant Mountain™. Ant Mountain™ has been specially designed for large Harvester Ants. These are larger than most ants found in backyards. Ants you find in your backyard may be smaller than Ant Mountain™ ants and may escape through the air holes. If you try to use your own backyard ants in Ant Mountain™, we cannot guarantee that they won’t escape.
We also do not recommend you add ants from your yard to the Ant Mountain™ as the Harvester Ants and other ants will not get along.