Some things to get off the bat right from the start, I know that it's blurry and that there's sugar everywhere but this is more of a magnification demonstration than anything else for now, I am patiently trying to improve my photos of very small things but it will take time.
Taken with reversed 15-55mm kit lens coupled to a Tamron 90mm macro lens used as a tube lens. The shutterspeed was about 1/8 because even with my ring light on I couldn't go beyond that, so what I need to do is find out some more about lighting for this type of thing, because my ringlight isn't powerful enough.
Second thing I'm looking at investing in would be a tripod so that I can aim at the ant without having to have the lens practically touching it.
If you have any advice for me than feel free to give it, but if your advice is "photograph something other than ants" than I will hit you with a stick.