Ant Farm Ants: Live Red Harvester Ants

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1 Tube of 25 Harvester Ants

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2 Tubes of Harvester Ants
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Ant Farm Ants: Live Red Harvester Ants

Red harvester ants are perfect for all kinds of ant farms.

  • One tube contains 25 live red harvester ants plus a few extra, with food.
  • You’ll also get a care sheet to look after your ants as they build their colony.
  • We ship live ant farm ants all year, all over the continental USA.
  • LIVE ARRIVAL GUARANTEED! Please do not order if it’s below 40°F or above 85°F in your area. Our live arrival guarantee will be void if ordered during these temperatures.
  • IMPORTANT: We recommend adult supervision for setting up and managing the ant farm. Please follow the instructions that have been provided with your ants and ant farm. Harvester ants can bite or sting to protect themselves when handled, touched, or provoked. If you’re allergic or sensitive to insect bites and stings, take extra caution in setting up and managing the ant farm.
Recommended for ages 8 years and up, with adult supervision
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD — Small parts. Not for children under 3 years



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Start an expedition into the underground world of ants. Red harvester ants are very sturdy and live up to 3 months in ant farms, given the conditions are right. These harvester ants will quickly adapt to your ant farm and establish their colony.

Large, Sturdy Ants

Your harvester ants will be 5 – 7 mm in length. They are big enough to easily observe and track while they construct their colony inside your ant farm. Smaller ants that you can stumble upon in your backyard can escape from gaps between the ant farm and its lid. However, large harvester ants cannot escape from such gaps.

Red harvester ants can easily adapt to all habitat conditions. In the wild, they have to protect themselves and their colony from various animals and predators. They have a great sense of survival and can live through difficult conditions.

Hours of Fun and Entertainment

Once they’re inside the ant farm, your ants will get busy in building their colony. They will search the ant farm for sources of food and decide how to balance between food collection and colony construction. Harvester ants always protect their colony from danger. If your ant farm has plants, these ants will keep the plants safe from harmful insects.

They will keep their colony clean and make a garbage pile for all refuse. Red harvester ants also make a graveyard for their fallen colony mates. You can learn more about your ants by watching all these activities. Check the progress of your ant colony every now and then, you are bound to find something new each time.

Easy Pets for an Enjoyable Adventure

Red harvester ants are amazing pets. They will accept tasteful offerings from you in the form of sugar water and honey. It is very easy to keep them and take care of them. You will receive a care sheet containing ant keeping best practices. If you follow the instructions and look after your ants, they can live up to 3 months in your ant farm.

Avoid ordering them when it is more than 85° F in your area. Red harvester ants will not be able to survive the heat while traveling or after arriving. We ship live ant farm ants all year to anywhere in the continental USA. You can order red harvester ants for your ant farm anytime.

20 reviews for Ant Farm Ants: Live Red Harvester Ants

  1. 5 out of 5

    Needed the ants for my sons new Antworks ant farm. Ants arrived quickly and ahead of schedule. We did have a few dead critters but I guess that is to be expected when shipping from Washington state to Ohio. Ants got busy and are building their colony.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Great product. They seem to have taken to the ant farm extremely well. I was wary that I would have wasted some money purchasing a bunch of dead ants, but in the end I had nothing to worry about.

  3. 1 out of 5

    They were dead when I opened them. I bought them for Christmas and it didn’t say when I ordered them that they needed to be opened immediately. I opened them several days later and they were already dead.

  4. 5 out of 5

    YOU have to pay attention to when you order ants. I purchased mine in DEC and live in IOWA. They all died. I missed the part that said not to order in areas thast temps fall below 40 degrees. They were very nice to work with offered to replace at a warmer date. Will buy from them again… Kinda funny…

  5. 4 out of 5

    kids can’t wait to see what they did every morning. wife was against it at first (thought it was gross) but now she seems to be the first one to look each morning on what new tunnel they built

  6. 3 out of 5

    Some of the ants were dead by the time they arrived. I was dissapointed by that but I contacted the company and they were helpful and offered to correct it. I didn’t take them up on it but they were more than helpful.

  7. 4 out of 5

    All our ants arrived safe and alive. We counted 28/29 in our order. We followed the directions and watched them in their new habitat. They adjusted very well.

  8. 4 out of 5

    I’ve had ant farms for a while, and have renewed my joy in them. These ants did arrive vibrant and active, however even though I promptly opened the package when it arrived, 5 of the ants were very dismembered and dead. This was unusual in my experience, and I’m not sure reflects on the quality of the product. I have had ants arrive in slightly larger tubes before with no dead, and I don’t know it crowding has any factor. All in all, so far, it was a good product, but wish a few more ants had arrived alive. They do really well in the gel medium also.

  9. 1 out of 5

    For the price they are charging I should of got twenty five of the healthiest ants possible. Half were dead when arrived and four more died next day.

  10. 2 out of 5

    I did report the 25 ants were dead when arrived and the matter was handle promptly to my satisfaction. I explained to her that now the weather is too hot to ship live ants and will order more ants in the fall when it’s not so hot.

  11. 4 out of 5

    a few were dead

  12. 5 out of 5

    Ants arrived alive and well. Went to work right away. Even though I forgot them in the fridge for an hour instead of 10 min. Didn’t lose even one!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Ants were dead but I contacted help to get a full refund. No questions asked. 5 stars for good customer service.

  14. 5 out of 5

    All arrived alive and kicking. You should read the instructions that come with it though. I neglected to do so and missed the part where it tells you to put them in the fridge for a bit to make them slighlty less fiesty. My son was so excited when he got these I decided to put them right in the ant farm….. I got most of them in.. the rest i chased around the room for about 15 minutes or carefully pulled their tiny jaws apart to get them off of my arm. No ants were harmed and all eventually made it into the farm. Again great product, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!

  15. 5 out of 5

    All ants arrived alive and strong. Amazing. Highly recommend. Purchased ants before from another seller and half were deceased. Not these guys.

  16. 5 out of 5

    I live in the cold snow and when I received them at first I thought they were dead but Nope!!! Gave them time to warm up and Bam all alive and working hard!!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Came in live and sooner than expected. We had to leave them in the tube for more than 10 days and surprisingly they lived. When put into the ant farm they went to work building their new home.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Do they have a queen

    • Hello, Yahir. Unfortunately, we don’t provide queen ants. The USDA rules prohibit us from shipping queen ants because they don’t want them to establish colonies where they don’t belong. You’ll receive healthy worker ants.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Nature GiftStore is amazing!!!! First, the respond promptly, very promptly, to an email. Second, we needed ants fast (science project) and they processed and shipped quickly, very quickly :-). Third, all the ants were alive and vigorous, very vigorous. Fourth and finally, I had ordered ant gel refill from them via Amazon. I didn’t know it was the same seller and that came very fast too. Thank you for helping me save my son’s science fair project.

  20. 5 out of 5

    can they still reproduce?

    • Sorry, no queen is included. The USDA rules prohibit us from shipping queen ants because they don’t want them to establish colonies where they don’t belong. Also, ant farms are not designed to contain a large queen and the thousands of young she produces. Your ants will work without the queen.

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