Are you into programming as well as ants? The you might want to take a look at the Fall 2011 AI Challenge, sponsored by Google. It's all about, you guessed it, ants! Create artificial intelligence and watch ant colonies fight. It's win-win.
This video shows you what you need to do:
The contest will end December 18, 2011 at 11:59pm EST.
Let us know how your colony does if you give it a try.