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  • (Note: Some of the pictures provided are taken by fox which are colonies we have sold to them) 

    Cataglyphis pallida like most species of this genus are desert ants that occupy some of the harshest landscapes on the planet. They are built to tolerate high temperatures that will kill most prey.


    Once the desert sun has killed off insects who could not seek shelter these guys will come up from inside their nests and clean up and feed on this resource.


    Deserts can also be a cold place at night so they are also adapted to cooler temperatures that deserts offer once the sun has set. 


    What makes these species unique is their stunning colourations they have evolved to perfectly adapt to the colours of the desert sand making them almost invisible to any predator. Their colourations are truly stunning.


    There are found geographically in the east such as place like Iraq, Mongolia, China and Russia.


    This is a very rare and amazing species we are happy to have for sale and a must have for any collector.



    Keeping difficulty: Medium (kept at least one or two exotic species previously)


    Colony form: Monogyne 


    Queen size: 8-9cm Yellow and brown


    Worker’s size: 4-6mm Yellow with brown stripes on gaster


    Food: honey water and insects


    Temp: 24-28°C


    Humidity: 40-50%


    Founding: clasutral without feeding


    Colony size: 100-2000 workers


    Hibernation: No


    Live arrival guarantee:

    We guarantee the live arrival of your Queen they come well packed in our jiffy bags which have two-sided padding as well as an additional layer of bubble wrap around our test tubes. We are the only company in the United Kingdom to offer our live arrival guarantee of your queen as well as an additional 14 days guarantee if the colony if kept in the original test tube for all our European species. Why do we do this? We are confident with our colony’s health and our packaging process as well as our care guides, we also believe in our customers and making sure they have a good ant keeping experience.


    Live arrival guarantee we ensure the live arrival of the queen only upon delivery contact us within 24 hours of receiving the Queen dead on arrival with a picture of the dead queen and the original workers. DO NOT TRANSFER THE DEAD QUEEN OR WORKERS TO A NEST AS THIS VOIDS YOUR WARRNTY. For our additional 14-day guarantee for European species the Queen and workers must be kept in the original test tube sealed with the cotton and care sheet instructions followed if you want to keep this additional guarantee do not transfer to a nest or your warranty is VOIDED (we recommend you keep the 14-day warranty).


    We have no control over the environment outside the test tube and have no influence in the conditions the responsibility once placed outside the test tube within the 14-day period the responsibility is with the buyer. 9 times out of 10 colonies die in the nest due to lack of water access, food, temperature, oxygen or stress due to vibrations or exposure to excess light. If your colony does fail inside a nest contact us, we can advise what went wrong but it is up to you to buy another ant colony, you will succeed but sometimes it does not work the first time. Research is key to success with ant keeping and follow

    Cataglyphis pallida (Ghost Desert ants)

    PriceFrom £89.99
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