Pheidole queen ants plus colonies for sale. Please see Pheidole multiple queen colonies If you would prefer more than one queen in your colony.
This genus is quite sought after due to their castes and is also known as Big Head ants.
Once the colony reaches 40-50 workers the queen will lay major workers. The major workers are much bigger in size and particularly the head. They have powerful jaws designed for crushing seeds, opening up the exoskeleton of insects caught by the minor workers and protecting the colony from intruders.
Predominately seed eaters and recommended to have seeds crushed up for them as food. With our colonies we have found they love chia and grass seeds but definitely experiment with other kind of seeds.
A smaller genus of ants but grow in population quickly once colony reaches about 20 workers.
Queen approximately 8mm in length, minor workers 2mm and major workers 5mm.