Dorymyrmex insanus
  • Dorymyrmex insanus

    Dorymyrmex insanus is a small, black, energetic species from the southwest US. They grow quickly with heat.

     

    STATES AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE DORYMYRMEX INSANUS: Arizona, Arkansas Colorado, California, New Mexico, Texas, Kansas, Utah, Wyoming

    • Species Info

      Dorymyrmex insanus is a small, black, energetic species from the southwest US. They grow quickly with heat. 

       

      These ants will eat most foods. They love sugars and most proteins, including fruitflies, crickets, cockroaches, and mealworms. Make sure to feed them sugars often, as they cannot last as long without them as some other ants. 

       

      Dorymyrmex insanus requires heating. Their nests should be between 84-89 degrees fahrenheit. Without heating they will grow slowly or not at all.

       

      Dorymyrmex insanus 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. 

       

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

       

      Queen size: 5-7mm

      Worker size: 2.5-4mm

    • Live Arrival Guaranteed

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

    • SHIPPING INFO

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

    $22.00Price