Commmon name: 'The Black Crazy Ant.'
This is a small dark brown / blackish ant that has a faint bluish flash. Workers are 2mm in size and have very long legs and antennae.
It is a very adaptable species and easy to keep in captivity - hence good for beginners.
They will take a wide range of food including dead insects, sweet secretions, seeds and many other household foods.
Colonies increase in size quickly and will produce alates within a year. New females will mate just outside the nest and will be accepted back into the mother colony and in time will create large multi queen mega colonies.
We are offering young colonies of a queen and approx 200 workers. Ocasionaly we can also find multi-queen colonies - please ask for details.