THESE QUEENS FLEW IN MID-SUMMER 2021. THEY ARE ALL STRONG QUEENS AND HAVE STARTED LAYING EGGS!
Aphaenogaster Occidentalis is one of the liveliest and most colourful collared ant species found in Canada. Also known as The Western Collared Ant, they are found in most regions of south-western Canada. The colours are most visible under the sun or bright light, the workers are extremely eye-catching too.
At Insect Supplies Canada, we sell live collared ant queens, small colonies and even some large colonies of The Western Collared Ant. They are one of the easiest ants to keep and are considered a great novice species for all antkeepers.
Aphaenogaster occidentalis is a medium-sized ant with queens are normally around 7-10mm while workers range from 4-6mm
The colonies of collared 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, Aphaenogaster Occidentalis 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 collared ants!