• Camponotus modoc Fallen Fortress Bundle (4-8 workers, Queen)

    Tar Heel Ants

  • $ 134.99

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  • Description

    ***NOTE: These colonies are currently in an active growth stage.  You will receive a colony from a nuptial flight in the summer of 2023.***

    States That Camponotus ocreatus can be sent to (permits included with shipment):

    Arizona, California, Colorado,  New Mexico, Nevada,  Texas, Utah.

    ***Please Read the Information on the link (here) on our Live Arrival Guarantee.***

     ***Each Colony is shipped with the permit and a care sheet***

    General information

    Camponotus ocreatus is large desert carpenter ant. They build a nest most often under rocks or in rocky soil along the lower slopes and desert foothills of the Southwestern U.S.  Colonies can achieve very large sizes.  This species does have major workers, and very large workers even in the founding stages.  NOTE:  Founding colonies do not exhibit the normal size variations for nanitic workers.  These workers are very close to full-size workers for the species.  Major workers tend to appear early in the colony life-cycle, within the first year.

    Shipping Information

    We typically ship ants and bundles including ants on Monday, Tuesday and Saturdays with some exceptions.  If you live in a neighboring state where shipping is 1-2 days, we can ship Wednesday or Thursday, but almost never ship ants on Friday without specific arrangements to do so through email or phone communication.

    We offer heat and ice pack options, so please use these if you expect them to be helpful to the safe arrival of your ant colony.  We do check national and local temperatures prior to each shipment, and will contact you should there be need for further communication about your delivery due to weather complications.  If temperatures are 90-110 Fahrenheit, ice packs will only help for a short time.  Please plan ahead and setup notifications to your phone or email address with your tracking information we send to you upon completion of your order.  Boxes left out in the sun with live ants should be brought inside as soon as possible.  Ice and Heat packs are for protection DURING transit, not for protection once they are dropped off.  We require you to plan for the ants to be brought inside within 30 minutes of their arrival if temperatures are below 40 Fahrenheit or above 80 Fahrenheit OR if they will be left in a sunny location.

    After Arrival

    The ants are shipped in a temporary shipping environment, meant to shield them from harsh conditions and prevent flooding.  The humidity is kept constant during the shipment.  The ants will need a new home (we offer bundles including ant habitats for these ants that include a formicarium) shortly after arrival, no later than one week after being shipped is our recommendation.  If you cannot move them right away, keep them in a cooler area of your home (no heating during this time is needed) and also try to provide them a moist Q-tip or something similar to drink from.  Call us for questions (919)348-3642 related to the care of your new ants.

    Why We Think You Should Choose Tar Heel Ants For Your Ant Colony Purchases?

    We keep a large amount of colonies and queens year round.  We have over 12 years of experience with raising ant colonies from all over the U.S., as well as communicating with thousands of hobbyists and professionals during that time about ant care.  Leaning on our experience on raising ants and through networking with others, we offer our own unique approach to selling ants colones:

    • We do not ship queens only.  We always ship ant colonies after the first workers are present.  This helps the colony during transit to you, and also ensures your queen is healthy enough to produce offspring.

    • Always choose the best colony from the available colonies we have in stock.

    • Ants are cared for and maintained in clean environments.  We do not leave ants in dirty test tube habitats.

    • Feeding schedule maintained on a daily basis.

    • We ship ants safely and humanely in our genesis test tube habitats, under 6 layers of protection at minimum.

    Fallen Fortress formicarium

    (Above) Fallen Fortress Formicarium

    How do I receive my order fast? 

    1. Go to the Ready To Ship pages, and look at the Fallen Fortress formicarium available.  

    2. When checking out, type in the model number in your checkout box (comments field), and we will ship this on the next shipping day for ants.  These are usually Monday and Saturdays, but sometimes this changes due to weather. 

    3. If you choose a different model from this page that is above 74.99, please use the custom fees on the Accessories page to add the additional funds to the shopping cart.  If you need assistance please call 919-348-3642 for help with ordering.


    What comes with the purchase of a Camponotus ocreatus Queen and Colony and Fallen Fortress Bundle Package?

    • Fallen Fortress Formicarium

    • Queen, 5-10+ workers, and brood.  At this time brood piles consist of eggs, larvae, and pupae

    • Test Tube Connector and tubing (optional) (For transfer of colony into formicarium)

    • 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 modoc:

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

    Fortress Formicarium (or customize your own here)

    Fallen Fortress Formicarium  (or customize your own here)

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

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

    Please Watch the videos below on the some of our formicaria features (the nestmate and water tower specifically relate to the Fallen Fortress formicarium. This video will show some of the common features of Tar Heel Ants formicaria and the proper placement of the accessories included:

Camponotus modoc Fallen Fortress Bundle (4-8 workers, Queen)

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