Messor Barbarus (Harvester Ant) Messor are a larger species with major workers, they are mainly seed eaters but a top up of protein via insects is always appreciated. Queens are light sensitive so total darkness is required. Red acetate seems un-effective for this sp from my own personal experience. • Humidity requirements: 50 – 60% • Temperature requirements: 18 – 26 °C • Hibernation: November-February at 15°C • Suggested housing: Acrylic, soil. • Nutrition: They mainly eat seeds which they grind down to make ant bread. Sugars from honey or sugar water. Protein from insect sources. • Colony size: 1-10,000 • Queen size: 14–18 mm • Worker size: 3–9 mm • Major size: 9–14 mm • Monogyne/polygyne: Monogyne (One Queen per colony) **If you are buying outside of the UK please read our FAQ page and ensure you are happy to accept these terms BEFORE purchase -https://www.theantlady.co.uk/faq
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