Care Level: Easy
Founding Type: Claustral
Setup: At the founding stage, a test tube setup or founding chamber with a water source is sufficient. Once the number of workers exceeds ~30, they should be moved into a small nest.
Diet: Queens do not require feeding until workers arrive. When workers arrive, feed sugars and protein regularly. Queen size: 6-8mm
Queen size: 6-8mm
Worker size: 1-3mm
These gorgeous Pheidole ants feature incredible majors with huge heads, giving them their iconic name of the big-headed ants. They’re a great beginner ant since they’re small, require minimal care, and the queens are very easy to raise. Their numbers grow very quickly, and they usually have majors within the first few months of having workers.