Big-headed Ants are perfect for ant-keepers who want a colony with many soldiers that actively hunt as a team. They forage quite actively, and form foraging lines quickly once food is found. Live insects are taken down quickly with teamwork between minor workers and soldiers!
Difficulty Rating:Easy (1/5)
Scientific Name:Pheidole sp.
Common Name: Big-headed Ant
Size: Queens 13 mm, Workers 3-7 mm. Pheidole sp. colonies begin producing soldiers (major workers) soon after the queen's first workers
Bite/Sting: This ant will not sting ant keepers. Soldiers/major workers may be able to pinch soft skin.
Diet: These can thrive on the Pet Ants Manila powdered food alone - but will also accept almost all alternate sources of protein and sugar