Common name: 'The Red Sugar Ant.'
These ants have a distinct minor and major worker caste. The minor workers which make up the bulk of the colony are black with varying degrees of brown markings and about 5 to 7 mm in length. The major workers are 7 to 9 mm long and are easily distinguishable by their larger head which is a distinct red / orange color.
We have just one colony available which has a strong young queen and about 200 workers along with a good brood.
We highly recommend this species as the ideal first species for those just starting to keep tropical ants. They are one of the easiest exotic species to start with and are very easy to keep in captivity. They are active throughout the year and do not have a sting.