THESE QUEENS FLEW IN MID-SUMMER 2021. THEY ARE ALL STRONG QUEENS AND HAVE STARTED LAYING EGGS!
Temnothorax Curvispinosus is one of the liveliest and most colourful acorn ant species found in Canada, beaten only by Temnothorax Ambiguus. Also known as The Bent-Spined Acorn Ant, they are found in most regions of southern-eastern Canada. The colours are most visible under the sun or bright light, the workers are extremely eye-catching too. As their name suggests, they are usually found nesting in acorns, twigs/sticks, logs or bark.
At Insect Supplies Canada, we sell live Acorn Ant queens, small colonies and even some large colonies of The Acorn Ant. They are one of the easiest ants to keep and are considered a great beginner species for all novice antkeepers.
The colonies of acorn ants can grow very large, they are very active and will live in almost anything they can find and develop until they are a force and can start reproducing more alates!
Overall, Temnothorax Curvispinosus is a very satisfying ant to raise from a single queen into a large colony, the brood develops at a steady pace so it wouldn't be long until you would have a beautiful young colony of these gorgeous acorn ants!