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Immigrant Pavement Ants (T. immigrans)

Immigrant Pavement Ants (T. immigrans)

Tetramorium immigrans is a small/medium sized black ant native to Europe, introduced in the United States. They grow nicely and are very hardy, beginner level ants. 


STATES AVAILABLE TO BUY TETRAMORIUM IMMIGRANS: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin

  • Species Info

    General: Tetramorium immigrans is an invasive species in the United states, with medium sized queens and small workers. The colonies grow quickly, reaching 1,000-10,000 workers in 1-2 years. 


    Diet: These ants are generalists. They will eat some seeds, many liquid sugars, and most proteins. They love crickets, mealworms, roaches, fruit flies, etc.


    Temperature: These ants can grow at room temperature, but not so well. It is recommended to keep them at 79-83 degrees fahrenheit for growth. Provide a gradient in the nest. 


    Diapause: This species doesn't need diapause, but it can if the keeper prefers. If you prefer to diapause your Tetramorium immigrans, you can simply place them into a mini fridge or fridge around 40 degrees fahrenheit for 2-3 months.


    Growth: Brood development takes 4-6 weeks depending on heating and caste.  Colonies can reach over 1000 workers within the first year if fed lots and heated correctly.

    Queen size: 6-7mm

    Worker size: 2.5-4mm

  • 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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