Pogonomyrmex rugosus - AntsEmporium
Dark Harvester Ants (P. rugosus)

Dark Harvester Ants (P. rugosus)

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Getting started with a queen ant ‚Äď the perfect choice for anyone who is interested in getting into the fascinating world of ant keeping! And if you're a beginner,¬†getting¬†a queen ant is a great way to start your ant farm without worries of them dying. Here are some of the benefits of buying a queen ant for a first-time ant keeper:

  1. Start Your Ant Colony Off Strong: A queen ant is responsible for laying all the eggs that will eventually become workers, soldiers, and other members of the colony. Without a queen, your ant farm will not survive for very long, and will slowly die out. You can watch as the queen communicates with her workers, lay eggs, and coordinates the colony's activities. This provides a much richer and more rewarding experience than just keeping worker ants.
  2. Fertilized Queen Ant Guaranteed: When you get your own queen ant, we make sure it is fertilized for you! After a queen is fertilized, it does not have to mate for the rest of its life! We hand-pick queen ants with desirable traits, such as productivity and being injury-free. This can help ensure that your colony thrives and is well-suited to your particular environment.
  3. Long-Term Ant Farm: A colony with a queen ant will live much longer than one without. This is because the queen is laying eggs, which hatch into larvae and then into adult ants. With a queen, you can expect your colony to be sustainable and live in your ant farm for 4-6 years! These ants will not overwhelm you as the queen produces eggs slowly, just enough for you to enjoy the experience of a long-term ant farm!
  4. More Social Interaction: When you keep worker ants, you're missing out on a lot of the social interaction that makes ant keeping so fascinating. With a queen ant, you can watch as she communicates with her workers, distributes tasks, and coordinates the colony's activities.

Now, let's talk about the queen ants that we carry. Most of the ants we carry are a great choice for a first-time ant keeper, and buying a queen ant from this species is an excellent investment. Here's why:

  1. Easy Care: Queen ants are easy to care for, making them a great choice for beginners. They do not require any special equipment or complicated setups, and they are not picky eaters. They will happily eat a variety of foods, including insects, fruit, and sugar water. This means that you can start your ant colony with minimal investment and still keep them healthy and happy.
  2. Hardy Species: Queen Ants are a hardy species of ant. They are able to adapt to different environments and can withstand fluctuations in temperature and humidity (room-temp is ideal). This means that they are less likely to die off due to unforeseen circumstances, such as a sudden change in weather or a power outage in your house. Slowly grow out your colony without worries of an uncertain death.
  3. Beautiful Coloration: Queen Ants are known for their striking red coloration. They are a beautiful and unique addition to any ant colony, and they are sure to provide you with hours of entertainment as you watch them explore and build their tunnels and chambers.

In conclusion, buying a Queen Ant is an excellent choice for anyone who is interested in getting into ant keeping. 

 With their easy care requirements, hardiness, and beautiful variuos coloration, getting started with a queen Ants are the perfect species to start your ant-keeping adventure with. So why wait? Order your queen ant today and start your colony off right with a great discount!


Are you searching for an ant species that is very active, large, and¬†you¬†don't need¬†to feed bugs?¬†‚ÄĒ¬†our¬†dark¬†harvester¬†queen ants¬†are for you!

¬† ¬†ūüŹ°¬† ¬†Lives for¬†7¬†years. (already fertilized)

¬† ¬†ūüźú¬† ¬†Pure-black colors. (about¬†10mm long)

¬† ¬†ūüĆĪ¬† ¬†Easy-to-keep¬†for beginners. (comes with care guide)

¬† ¬†‚≠źÔłŹ¬† ¬†Special Trait:¬†Workers¬†are¬†omnivorous¬†and very active!

Guarantees nature-loving kids to have a great experience. Delve into the captivating study of ant behavior, ecology, and biology, expanding your knowledge and understanding of these incredible creatures.

Foster a sense of responsibility and empathy as you nurture the well-being of your Dark Harvester Ants and her colony, cultivating a harmonious environment that reflects the beauty of natural ecosystems. Please note: These ants do sting, so please handle with care!

Have some¬†questions¬†about dark¬†harvester ants? Read the¬†FAQ tab down below¬†‚§ĶÔłŹ

Are you searching for an ant species that is very active, large, and¬†you¬†don't need¬†to feed bugs?¬†‚ÄĒ¬†our¬†dark¬†harvester¬†queen ants¬†are for you!

¬† ¬†ūüŹ°¬† ¬†Lives for¬†7¬†years. (already fertilized)

¬† ¬†ūüźú¬† ¬†Pure-black colors. (about¬†10mm long)

¬† ¬†ūüĆĪ¬† ¬†Easy-to-keep¬†for beginners. (comes with care guide)

¬† ¬†‚≠źÔłŹ¬† ¬†Special Trait:¬†Workers¬†are¬†omnivorous¬†and very active!

Guarantees nature-loving kids to have a great experience. Delve into the captivating study of ant behavior, ecology, and biology, expanding your knowledge and understanding of these incredible creatures.

Foster a sense of responsibility and empathy as you nurture the well-being of your Dark Harvester Ants and her colony, cultivating a harmonious environment that reflects the beauty of natural ecosystems. Please note: These ants do sting, so please handle with care!

Have some¬†questions¬†about dark¬†harvester ants? Read the¬†FAQ tab down below¬†‚§ĶÔłŹ