Pheidole morrisii - AntsEmporium

Pheidole morrisii

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 Permitted States: Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia

About Pheidole morrisii

American Species- Yellow big headed ants


Temperature: Nest 75-85°f Outworld 72 -85°f


Humidity: Nest 65- 85% Outworld 50- 75%


Hibernation: No


Diet: Water at all times. Carbohydrates -byFormica ant nectar is recommended . Protein- insects such as fruit flies, crickets, dubia roaches, etc.


Colony form: Monogyne (one queen per colony) Average 10,000 workers per colony.


Founding Queen: Claustral (without feeding)


Nest type: TarheelAnts Formicaria, tubs and tubes setups work too  

Sizes: Approx: Queen- 8-9mm, Worker/Major 2mm - 5mm

 

Bite/ Sting/ Formic acid: Bite

 

Description:  Pheidole morrisii is a widely distributed species native to North America.  They can be fast growing even in the founding stages. This species is polymorphic and is great at swarming their prey. Another great beginner species but make sure you keep them in something escape proof.