Best Ant Species for me?

Questions from those who are just starting or considering getting into the ant keeping hobby. If you’re intimidated or confused by the in-depth posts of the other sections of this forum, feel free to post here, and we'll start from square one!

Moderator: ooper01

Post Reply
HaydenP95
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:13 am
Location: Turlock CA

Best Ant Species for me?

Post: # 55128Post HaydenP95
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:16 am

I have a 20 gallon long reptile enclosure with a locking screen lid, I live in the central valley of California, specifically Turlock, im unsure of what species I could house in the tank, it is also in my garage, im also new to the hobby, id love to hear from you guys and your thoughts on my situation

SoyBean
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:25 pm
Location: Virginia

Re: Best Ant Species for me?

Post: # 55162Post SoyBean
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:31 pm

What type of ant would you be looking for? A fast growing species or a slower growing species?

HaydenP95
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:13 am
Location: Turlock CA

Re: Best Ant Species for me?

Post: # 55197Post HaydenP95
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:51 am

Im leaning more towards a slower growing colony, but im not opposed to a fast growing one, I live in an area where Pogonomyrmex are very common so im wondering if that is a good starter ant?

User avatar
antnest8
Posts: 1087
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:11 pm
Location: Detroit, MI

Re: Best Ant Species for me?

Post: # 55199Post antnest8
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:59 pm

i've heard they sting badly (worse than fire ants) and they are semi claustral. Both are not good for starter ant keepers but...

Many still find success, and they eat seeds a lot so that solve problems for people that don't like killing are getting insects.
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

joyjoy22
Posts: 18
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:37 pm
Location: United States of America

Re: Best Ant Species for me?

Post: # 55289Post joyjoy22
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:00 pm

https://listverse.com/2015/05/05/10-of-the-most-impressive-ants-on-the-planet/

I am new to the hobby I hope that this old article can help you out.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest