Morris' Big-Headed Ants (P. morrisii)
Pheidole morrisii is a medium sized, yellow species of Pheidole from the eastern US. This species is one of the prettiest and most entertaining in the eastern US.
STATES AVAILABLE TO BUY PHEIDOLE MORRISSI: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia
General: Pheidole morrisii is a yellow, medium sized, fast growing species of Pheidole from the eastern US.
Diet: These Pheidole do not prefer seeds, but rather sugary liquids and general protein. They accept a wide range of protein, such as crickets, mealworms, roaches, and fruit flies.
Temperature: These ants require heating. Their nest should ideally be between 80-86, but provide a heating gradient if possible. Pheidole morrisii will not grow much at room temperature.
Diapause: Pheidole morrisii usually doesn't need diapause. However, if your colony seems to slow down during the winter, simply hibernate them at room temperature or lower for 1-3 months. It is not recommended to let the nest temperature drop to near freezing.
Growth: Brood development takes 4-6 weeks depending on heating and caste. The majors tend to take longer to develop. Colonies can reach over 1000 workers within the first year if fed lots and heated correctly.
Queen size: 6-7mm
Worker size: 2.5-3mm
Major size: 3-4mm
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Shipping happens from Monday-Wednesday. During the winter, shipping may cost more due to the need of a heat pack.