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Pogonomyrmex barbatus

Added on: 8/24/2011
Article number: poba0001

A North American harvester ant with a copper red color. Pogonomyrmex species typically harvest seeds, which are stored as an additional food source. However, large amounts of insects are captured by colonies.

  • Taxonomy: Myrmicinae
  • Color: copper red
  • Distribution: Northern America
  • Nutrition: mostly seeds from different rampant plants (also grasses), but also insects and honeywater
  • Temperature: 25 - 35 °C
  • Hibernation: no *1
  • Air humidity: dry climate
  • Nest building: soil nests
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Class: easy to keep

Untreated hand-picked plant seeds will be included with all Pogonomyrmex sold.


*1: Keeping this ants for 2-3 months around 20°C is recommended.

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Small colony - Currently not available
With about 10-15 workers
Medium colony - Currently not available
With about 20-30 workers
Large colony - Currently not available
With about 40-50 workers
Large Colony - Currently not available
- with 500 workers