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Aphaenogaster longiceps [Australia] (1 queen + 21 to 50 workers)

Unusual Aphaenogaster from Australia (with export permit), growing quite fast without hibernation. Easy to keep.

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The appearance of Aphaenogaster longiceps is quite unusual. The workers have long legs that make them look larger (thus their name "longiceps") and the queen is very atypical with a massive thorax, round and kind of bloated, with a reddish-brown color. The workers are lighter-colored like honey.

With a decent size for good observations, the workers measure 5 to 8mm and the queens are clearly more impressive with a size above one centimeter (10 to 13mm).

The workers forage all day long but strengthen their activity at night. They take liquids, insects, jellies, meat, and even small seeds like millet. Relatively unaggressive in small colonies, it becomes possible to give small live preys in larger colonies such a fruit-flies. Aphaenogaster longiceps can bite and had a mild sting.

Easy to keep with a medium humidity level, this species adapts to almost any well-designed nest. The queens are particularly nice to observe with their color and size.

Our price includes an exportation permit paid to the Australian government for each queen picked during flights, and legal paperwork as well as a veterinary certificate attesting that each colony was checked and contains no pest, mites or disease. We also offer an insulated box if the weather requires it.



The engagements of Fourmiculture on law and ethics :

Fourmiculture offers this exceptional species from Australia, country that combines the most impressive species on earth and a very strict law on exportations.


Because a large amount of exotic ants are from fraudulent origin, Fourmiculture commits itself and provide this species with :

1/ exportation certificate from the Australien government

2/ health certificate from an Australian vet

These documents certify that we have a permit to collect and export queens of this species. We import them from Australia with the faster carriers, no matter the costs, to ensure perfect travel conditions. Each colony is then re-checked for mites.


Fourmiculture is also one of the few European sellers that was certified by the official French veterinary and protection of population services for selling ants. That means we had to write a complete document with our keeping conditions and knowledge about ant keeping and methods to prevent evasions and present it to a myrmecologist and a dozen members of the commission to protect animals and people. We obtained our certificate under N° N°2016195-0002.



 The engagement of Fourmiculture on this exotic species :

1/ Presence of brood upon shipping, guaranteed without mites and pests,

2/ No "boost" and added workers or brood from other colonies to sell queens faster. The queen was picked up after a mating flight.

3/ Guaranteed live delivery (if delivered within 48h) : partial refund in case of worker loss, complete refund in case of queen loss,

4/ 30€ back if you return your colony healthy and alive instead of releasing it in the wild (forbidden)


3 Month Success Warranty (optional) :

For those who want to have complete peace of mind, we offer a 3 Month Success Warranty for +30€ and would send a new colony to you at no cost expect shipping in case your colony would die within 3 months after delivery.

Conditions : Limited to available stocks. The death of the colony must be proven within 91 days after delivery with a clear picture.



The engagement of Fourmiculture on shipping :

Our experience helps us avoid almost 100% of loss during shipping and we use adapted packaging which were tested for 10 years. Loosing the queen during shipping would naturally lead to a 100% refund if you made sure to choose a 48h delivery.


We ship freely within the European Union. Please,contact us for other countries.


Free service :


Four-season shipping from -12°C to +40°C thanks to our free isothermal box and cold/heat packs (added for free if necessary).



Information about Aphaenogaster longiceps :

- Size of the queen : 10-13mm

- Size of the workers : 5-8mm

- Day temperature : 27°C / Night temperature : 20-24°C

- Hibernation : Non. Heat all year round, or switch off heating for 2 months (septembre/october) to maximize the lifespan of the queen.

- Food : Small insects, liquids, jellies, meat, fruits, small seeds.

- Humidity : Low to medium (always keep some rooms humid).

- Polygynous (potentially several queens per colony)

- Maximum population : estimated to 10,000 .

- Color  : Reddish brown queen, lighter-colored workers with honey tint,

- Lifespan of the queen : estimated to 7 to 12 years.