This species is widely distributed in Europe,while also present in north-west Africa, the Caucasus, north-west Kazakhstan, and in the southern part of western Siberia.
Nests are built in dead trees, or dead twigs but also in wooden parts of buildings.
Workers size:6-8.5mm Polymorphic Minor/media/majors
Nutrtion: HoneyWater and proteins from feeder insects such as cockroaches,waxworms meal worms
Hibernation: end of October until end of March at 5 - 8°C (has an endogenic Biorhythm)
We offer alive arrival guarantee on all our colony,s but this only covers the Queen, workers/brood is excluded.
To qualify for our alive arrival guarntee there are a few particulars which must be met.
You must be in for your first delivery attempt , should you miss the delivery then live arrival guarntee is voided.
You must make us aware whithin 12 hours of delivery
A clear picture of the dead queen in the test tube must be taken and sent again within 12 hours of delivery - this is to stop fraudulent claims.
Colonys are sent Monday to Thursday only, this prevents ants being left in the sorting office over a weekend.
Ants are sent recorded delivery 1st class only, with very sensitive species being sent Next day special delivery by 1pm. You shall be made aware of this