ALL MANICA HUNTERI SALES WITHIN CANADA HAVE A LIVE ARRIVAL GUARANTEE!
THESE QUEENS FLEW IN MID-SUMMER 2021. THEY ARE ALL STRONG QUEENS AND HAVE STARTED LAYING EGGS!
Manica Hunteri is one of the liveliest and most colourful hunter ant species found in Canada, closely related to Myrmica species like Myrmica Incompleta. Also known as The Hunter Ant, they are found in regions of south western Canada. The colours are most visible under the sun or bright light, the workers are extremely eye-catching too.
Manica Hunteri is known to be the largest species of Manica found in Canada, the queens exhibit a nice bright orange colouration with a little splash of red on her thorax. Workers exhibit the same colouration and workers can have different class sizes like majors and minors.
At Insect Supplies Canada, we sell live hunter ant queens, small colonies and even some large colonies of Manica Hunteri. They are one of the easiest ants to keep and are considered a great beginner species for all novice antkeepers.
Queens are normally around 13-15mm while workers range from 7-12mm
The colonies of hunter 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, Manica Hunteri 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 hunter ants!