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Orange Pyramid Ants (D. bureni)

Orange Pyramid Ants (D. bureni)

Dorymyrmex bureni is a small, energetic, orange species from the southeast US. 


STATES AVAILABLE TO BUY DORYMYRMEX BURENI: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, New Jersey, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Illinois

  • Species Info

    General: Dorymyrmex bureni is an orange, energetic ant from the Southeast US. They are sensitive to disturbances, but still grow easily and quickly. They're erratic and have a wide appetite. 


    Diet: These ants MUST get liquid sugars frequently. Colonies may collapse without sugars for long periods of time. Though they need sugars frequently, they still love protein. They will eat a variety of protein, like mealworms, fruit flies, and crickets.


    Temperature: Dorymyrmex bureni requires heating. Their nests should be between 82-87 degrees fahrenheit. Without heating they will grow slowly or not at all.


    Diapause: Dorymyrmex bureni does not need a typical cold diapause, but may need a few weeks to a month off of heat in room temperature or slightly cooler. If you do this, make sure to continue feeding sugars. 


    Growth: Brood development takes 4-6 weeks, usually around 4-5 weeks with heating and proper feeding. Colonies could reach the hundreds in the first year and thousands for the years after that. 


    Queen size: 6-8mm

    Worker size: 3-4mm

  • Live Arrival Guaranteed

    If ants arrive in bad condition, contact us for help. Live arrival is guaranteed.


    Shipping happens from Monday-Wednesday. During the winter, shipping may cost more due to the need of a heat pack. 

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