• Camponotus discolor (1-5 workers)

    Tar Heel Ants

  • $ 52.50 $ 57.50

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  • Description

    If you live in the following states, we can ship Camponotus discolor to you:

    Alabama, Arkansas, Florida,  Georgia, Illionois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia.  You permit will arrive with your order. (Please note: Without proper permits from the seller (us), it is not legal to have this species shipped across state lines in the U.S.  If you are not in one of the states listed above, you must have a PPQ-526 permit to purchase them and have them shipped to you.  Contact USDA PPQ permitting office for more information on these regulations. 

    ***Unique Camponotus species.  Camponotus discolor grows very fast and can be heated similarly to harvester ant species we also sell here on our website.  When heated, the queen will lay eggs year-round.  Early foraging activity is much more robust than most larger Camponotus species, and early growth rates are much quicker.  Majors of this species tend to show up very early, within the first six months of the colony founding.***

    How do I receive my order fast? 

    1.  We ship ants on Monday, Tuesday (if needed), and Saturday.  When you order, your ant colony will ship on the following available date typically, but we must prepare the ants for shipment which CAN take a day or two.  Often we have ants ready to ship and there is no delay.

    2.  If you need ants shipped overnight (or if you live in a nearby state where shipping times are only 1-2 days), email or call (919-348-3642) us to discuss availability of shipping schedule.  We are happy to accommodate requests of this nature when possible.


    The identification of these ants was given by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as Camponotus discolor in April of 2022. 

      There is still some discrepancy among professionals and hobbyists about the correct identification of these ants (C. discolor or C. decipiens).  We have permits for both Camponotus discolor and Camponotus decipiens, the other species identification of these ants, and ship both permits together with the ants.  If you have questions about these ants as far as care requirements, please contact us at tarheelants@gmail.com***

    What comes with the purchase of a Camponotus discolor Queen Package?

    • Queen, 1-5 workers, and brood.  At this time (March 2023) brood piles consist of eggs, larvae, and pupae
    • Other accessories ordered from the optional menus
    • Ants Shipped Inside Genesis Test Tube Insert For Protection During Shipping. 
    • Heat Packs or Ice Packs . (optional, please choose from options if you feel your location will require this for safe arrivial).
    • Options Chosen During Checkout Can Alter The Included List 
    • Guaranteed Live arrival! Email us at tarheelants@gmail.com immediately after receiving your ants to report any problems with delivery!  Please be ready to provide photo or video evidence of the problems so they can be used for improvement of shipping/handling the issues involved with your delivery.

    Recommended Products Related to Camponotus discolor:

    Mini Hearth formicarium or Bifurcated Mini Hearth (or you can customize your own here)

    Fallen Fortress Formicarium  (or customize your own here)

    Mini Palladium Formicarium

    Recommended Accessories:  Test Tube Adapater, 3/8" tubing, Featherweight Forceps, The Complete Ant Juice, Liquid Feeders.  Heating Cable.

    *Above - Camponotus discolor founding colony in a Tar Heel Ants formicarium.

    NOTE:  Your permit will be included with the shipment, we provide the permit!  See list of states above where we can ship Camponotus discolor.

    Please Watch the videos below on the Mini Hearth Formicarium:

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