Messor Aciculatus 4 Founding Queen Colony For Sale
- 4 – Queens Messor Aciculatus founding colony.
- The perfect starter pack for kids and adults! A great gift!
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This species of queen ant Messor Aciculatus is a harvester ant species. It likes to collect seeds which are chewed down into ant bread. Most of there water supply is provided from eating the seeds and proteins such as insects. Honeywater and sugar water will only be accepted by the colony with the nest is lacking moisture. The messor aciculatus can easily die in open water so it is very important to use a water trout or cotton wool to provide a water source for this species. Queens can live up to 25 years and grow a colony of up to 10,000 worker ants.
- Suitable for beginner ant keepers.
- Prefers grassland, sand and open shrub areas.
- Queen size 10mm – Queen colour shiny black.
- Worker ant size 4 to 5mm – shiny black.
- Food – seeds canary or grass seeds. Need insects for protein such as crickets.
- Nest type formicarium, acrylic and fish tanks.
- Likes to build a nest in soil, and under rocks and stones. The nest can be as deep as 4m.
- Hibernation end of October to march.