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Maricopa Harvester Ants (P. maricopa)

Maricopa Harvester Ants (P. maricopa)

Pogonomyrmex maricopa is a medium sized, orange harvester ant from the southwest. They have the most venomous sting of any ant.


STATES AVAILABLE TO BUY POGONOMYRMEX MARICOPA: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington

  • Species Info

    General: Pogonomyrmex is a medium sized, bright orange harvester ant from the southwest. This species has the most venomous sting of any ant. These ants grow quickly and are aggressive.


    Diet: These ants prioritize seeds for their diet, as they are harvester ants, but still benefit from and perhaps require protein. Some of their favorite seeds are Kentucky Bluegrass and Dandelion seeds.


    Temperature: These ants require heating. Their nest should ideally be between 90-95, but provide a heating gradient if possible. Pogonomyrmex maricopa will not grow at room temperature. 


    Diapause: Pogonomyrmex maricopa usually won't need diapause, but if they do, simply cool them to room temperature or slightly colder for a 3-5 weeks. Make sure they're stocked up on seeds during this time. Do not bring them close to freezing. 


    Growth: Brood development takes 4-7 weeks depending on heating and caste. The majors tend to take longer to develop. Colonies can reach over 200 workers within the first year if fed lots and heated correctly. 


    Queen size: 9-10mm

    Worker size: 5-7mm

  • 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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