Harpegnathos venator Queen with workers
This species can only be shipped to the EU through our express service.
Harpegnathos venator is a very beautiful looking ant from Asia, they are prolific hunters with amazing eyesight they will stalk and hunt their prey and raise and wag their gaster when they have seen prey, they will grab prey in their jaws and sting to paralyse them. They can survive without a queen as a worker can be a gamergate and fill the role of the queen. A truly beautiful demonstration of evolution.
They remind many people of bull ants and tend to be a lot cheaper. I really enjoy the visual aspect of this species and they are even able to follow your hand through a nest of container. The way they interact and actively stalk their prey is truly amazing.
They tend to do well in y-tong or natural set ups and they need access to substrate so their brood can spin their cocoons. When they have brood, they tend to eat a lot more food.
24 hour tracked or next day delivery service is included in the price for this species.
Keeping difficulty: Moderate (Recommended for keepers who have kept at least one or more excotic species)
Colony form: Monogyne (Polymorph workers)
Queen size: 14-16mm black, legs and mandibles reddish brown
Workers size: 14-16mm black, legs and mandibles reddish brown
Food: honey water and insects
Founding: clasutral without feeding
Colony size: 200-400 workers
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 our guides.