I'm not sure this needs a description. Formica bradleyi are one of my favourite species, and one I've wanted all my ant-keeping career. They are a desert species, and in the wild are often found nesting along prickly pear cactuses in sandy areas. In fact, they're one of the only species which only inhabits a single type of soil. The colours are super bright, and I would say the attached picture actually is a bit too dark to be accurate. According to the Kansas Entomological Society, they're even the "most beautiful species" of Formica. They're also really hardy-- I've kept a colony going for 3 generations off of byFormica Sunburst alone.
Formica bradleyi is without a doubt one of the most stunning and large species in the whole of Canada! This brightly colored ant nests in sandy soils and likes warmer temperatures up to 29 degrees Celsius with relatively low humidity at 30-60%. They're fairly rare too, and we're proud to be able to sell them here at Canada Ant Colony!