Ant Colonies for Sale

 

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Camponotus cosmicus

 

Colonyform: monogynous

Queen: 13mm

Worker: 5-10mm

Males: 9mm

Nutrition: honeywater, insects

Space requirements: large

Colony size: up to 10.000 (needs to be evaluated)

Interesting facts: beautiful species; mature colonies have workers with a "golden" abdomen, just like the queen

Camponotus maculatus

 

Colonyform: monogynous

Queen: 15-18mm

Worker: 8-16mm, minor, media and major workers

Males: 8-11mm

Nutrition: honey-water, insects

Space requirements: large

Colony size: up to 10.000 workers

Interesting facts: queens can get more than 20 years old, very large major workers

Camponotus vestitus

 

Colonyform: monogynous

Queen:12mm

Worker: 4-8mm

Males: 10mm

Nutrition: honey-water, insect

Space requirements: medium

Colony size: medium to large

Interesting facts: Camponotus vestitus looks very similar to Anoplepsis custodiens, but is less aggressive. Large workers reach almost the size of the queen. Camponotus vestitus colonies grow slowly comparing to e.g. Camponotus maculatus or cosmicus.

Messor decipiens

 

Colonyform: monogynous

Queen: 13mm

Worker: minor, media and major worker

Males: 10mm

Nutrition: seeds, insects

Space requirements: large, as they need additional space to store seeds

Colony size: a few thousand

Interesting facts: queen gets more than years old, large major workers

Pheidole spec.

 

Colonyform: polygynous

Queen: 7-9mm
Worker: 2-5mm, soldier up to 6mm

Males: 4-6mm

Nutrition: mainly insects, also try some seeds

Space requirements: from small to extra large, depending on colony size

Colony size: theoretically unlimited

Interesting facts: A lot of Pheidole species are able to reproduce queens that they keep within their colony. That makes the colony theoretically immortal with no limit to grow.

Tetramorium spec.

 

Colonyform: monogynous

Queen: 8mm

Worker: 2-4mm

Males: 6-7mm

Nutrition: mainly insects

Space requirements: medium to large

Colony size: more than 10.000 individuals

Interesting facts: very aggressive workers, can sting, a "hunter"

Ponerinae colony

 

Colonyform: monogynous

Queen: 10mm

Worker: 10mm

Males: 9mm

Nutrition: mainly insects

Space requirements: medium

Colony size: probably small colonies of 100 individuals

Interesting facts: very aggressive workers, kill alive insects in seconds with sting

Carabara colony

(probably Carebaba)

 

Colonyform: polygynous

Queen: 10mm

Worker: 1mm

Males: 6mm

Nutrition: deas insects, honey-water

Space requirements: small

Colony size: probably large colonies of 10.000 individuals

Interesting facts: tiny workers; thousands of individuals fit into one test-tube, reproduce quickly, move slowly, require litte space, very easy to keep

Anoplolepis custodiens

 

Colonyform: polygynous

Queen: 16mm

Worker: 10mm

Males: 11mm

Nutrition: insects, honey-water

Space requirements: large

Colony size: large colonies of 10.000 and more individuals

Interesting facts: aggressive, fast moving species

Crematogaster species

 

Colonyform: monogynous

Queen: 15mm

Worker: 5mm

Males: 11mm

Nutrition: insects, honey-water

Space requirements: medium to large

Colony size: large colonies of 10.000 and more individuals

Interesting facts: colonies grow very quickly

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