Pogonomyrmex californicus mated queen with eggs (14th August dispatch)
Pogonomyrmex are desert dwelling harvester species they can store seeds deep underground up to 2m deep! they are a beautiful red and brown colour a truly beautiful harvester species! A highly sort after species due the its genus and beauitful coloration.
This species used to be used in native american rituals where their posion has hallucinogenic properties.
All colonies come with live arrival and mated grantee.
what you will receive:
1 Queen mated with eggs
1x Pogo caresheet
Colonyform: Monogyne and Polygyne
Queen size: 9-12mm red/brown/yellow
Workers size: 5.5-8.7mm Brown/orange
Food: honey water and insects and seeds (Dalea purpurea
Nyjer thistle seed
Bahia grass seed)
Founding: semi-claustral with feeding
Colonysize: 1-10,000 workers
Hibernation: similar Mediterranean ant-species for 2 -3 month at 15 - 18°C