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Tetramorium bicarinatum ||Live Queen|| [Dual Coloured Pennant Ant]

Tetramorium bicarinatum ||Live Queen|| [Dual Coloured Pennant Ant]

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Multiple Queens
Workers in colony

 Tetramorium bicarinatum, making its way from Africa to many parts of the world including Canada, by getting transported in plant pots which usually end up in greenhouses which make ideal living conditions for these ants. They are able to become really successful in establishing inside greenhouses for a few reasons. 

  • They are polygynous (can have multiple queens in a colony)
  • The reproductives of this species can inbreed within the nest and make genetic copies of themselves.
  • Able to produce an outstanding amount of workers to overwhelm other insects that may also appear in a greenhouse.

That being said, these ants are legal exotics and do not need hibernation at all. They have a reddish/orange head and thorax followed by a glossy brown/black abdomen.

Tetramorium bicarinatum love to create giant trails and love to swarm their food, giving a really intruiging feeding response. 

These ants can be contained in any of the ytong nests we have for sale.


Care Guide:

Despite their hardy nature, it is still important to provide proper care for an optimal growing season. 


Tetramorium bicarinatum will eat anything they get their hands on. From insects (beetle larvae, fruit flies, or roaches) to meat (ham, turkey bacon, or chicken) and carbohydrates like Honey, sugar water, or nectar. 

Temperature and Humidity:

The temperature should be kept from 19-29C and humidity between 60-90%, high humidity as this species loves damp environments.

Ant nest

Tetramorium bicarinatum will do great in any of our Esthetic Ant setups. When choosing the size of the nest, the colony should take up at least 40%+ of the nest capacity to insure the colony doesn't feel vulnerable and stressed. 

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