Big-Headed Harvester Ants (P. badius)
Big-Headed Harvester Ants (P. badius)
Big-Headed Harvester Ants (P. badius)
Big-Headed Harvester Ants (P. badius)
Big-Headed Harvester Ants (P. badius)

 Are you searching for an ant species that is has soldier ants and you don't need to feed bugs? — our big-headed harvester queen ants are for you (also known as the florida harvester ant)!

   🏡   Lives for 10 years. (already fertilized)

   🩸  Pure-red colors. (about 16mm long)

   🌱   Easy-to-keep for beginners. (comes with care guide)

   ⭐️   Special Trait: The only harvester species that can get soldier ants!

Guarantees nature-loving kids to have a hands-on-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 Big-Headed Harvester Ants and her colony, cultivating a harmonious environment that reflects the beauty of natural ecosystems.

Have some questions about big-headed harvester ants? Read the FAQ tab down below ⤵️ 

Bite/Sting: Yes, a very painful sting that can last for hours.  They also bite, Please handle with care.

 Description: Pogonomyrmex badius, also known as the Florida Harvester Ant is a species of Harvester Ant from the US. They are one of the largest bodied harvester ants and have a beautiful red colorization. They have been reported to travel 50-60m in the search for food. In the wild, they create large mounds and trails leading to and from their nest sometimes 100s of yards long. They are known to be poor climbers, however, their determination can results in escapees. Take care in providing an escape free formicarium for them as they have a very painful sting.

 

Big-Headed Harvester Ants (P. badius)

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STEP 1 : SELECT

Size

Choose out your colony size! Any size should be fine to start out with, but we recommend getting some workers with the queen in your first order!

Size

STEP 2 : CHOOSE YOUR NEST

These nests are made in order to make sure your ants do not escape and are kept in a place where they will be happy! We recommend getting the "All-You-Need" Gear Pack to get started!

STEP 3: CHOOSE YOUR FOOD

Ant food plays a vital role in supporting the health and well-being of ants.

It provides essential nutrients, energy, and sustenance necessary for their survival and optimal functioning within the colony. By purchasing ant food, you ensure that their ants receive a balanced and nutritious diet, promoting their overall vitality and longevity.

Offering a diverse range of food options also stimulates natural foraging behaviors and enhances the ants' overall activity levels.

STEP 4 : SELECT ACCESSORIES

Our Ant Vault Accessories are designed to provide everything you need to create a safe, comfortable, and engaging environment for your ants.

From food and water dispensers to tunnels, nest inserts, and climbing structures, our accessories are carefully crafted to meet the needs of both ants and their caretakers.

  • Free insulated shipping on orders over $100

Live Ants Guaranteed! We have a shipping promise to make sure that your ants arrive alive and you are happy with your order. If they arrive dead, please take a picture and send it over to us in 24 hours. We will go ahead and ship out a new queen completely for free ASAP along with some freebies to compensate for the time its being delivered! (shipping seperate)

Getting started with a queen ant – 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 has soldier ants and you don't need to feed bugs? — our big-headed harvester queen ants are for you (also known as the florida harvester ant)!

   🏡   Lives for 10 years. (already fertilized)

   🩸  Pure-red colors. (about 16mm long)

   🌱   Easy-to-keep for beginners. (comes with care guide)

   ⭐️   Special Trait: The only harvester species that can get soldier ants!

Guarantees nature-loving kids to have a hands-on-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 Big-Headed Harvester Ants and her colony, cultivating a harmonious environment that reflects the beauty of natural ecosystems.

Have some questions about big-headed harvester ants? Read the FAQ tab down below ⤵️ 

Bite/Sting: Yes, a very painful sting that can last for hours.  They also bite, Please handle with care.

 Description: Pogonomyrmex badius, also known as the Florida Harvester Ant is a species of Harvester Ant from the US. They are one of the largest bodied harvester ants and have a beautiful red colorization. They have been reported to travel 50-60m in the search for food. In the wild, they create large mounds and trails leading to and from their nest sometimes 100s of yards long. They are known to be poor climbers, however, their determination can results in escapees. Take care in providing an escape free formicarium for them as they have a very painful sting.