All colonies come with queens, and all colonies have workers that are daughters to the queen.  We do not ship queens without workers (except on very rare occasions, when requested to do so).  In some cases we have colonies of sizes different than listed on these products pages, inquiries about larger colonies can be sent to or call 919-348-3642 to speak with someone over the phone.  For example. we have colonies of 300-400 workers of Pogonomyrmex occidentalis available for adoption.

Our approach to ant adoption/sales is to keep healthy colonies available year round.  We follow a regular feeding routine with all our colonies and move them several times throughout the year to clean habitats.  We do not collect wild, established colonies for listing on these pages.  All colonies listed on these pages were founded from a single queen during or soon after their annual mating flights!