Tetramorium Caespitum - the pavement ant
Tetramorium Caespitum are a small black species, they are ferocious when feeding and swarm pray and can use their stinger to subdue pray.  Due to there size even when in great numbers they take up minimal space.

They are an all round stable species perfect for both beginners and the more seasoned of keepers. 

Queen: Size:6-8mm
Workers: Size: 3-4mm
Major: N/A
Protein and Sugars: Wax Worms / roaches /crickets 
TheAntLady Cotton Candy / Sugar Water 
Nesting: Very easy to house acrylic nests being great but you’ll need very good escape prevention. 
Temperature : 20-26c 
Hibernation:November to March 
Colony Size when mature : 10,000
Mono/Poly: Monogyne ( one queen per colony) 
Fully/Semi claustral : Fully claustral- feeding not required until first workers 

A very very small stinger which a human would not feel 

**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

Tetramorium Caespitum

  • 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