Aphaenogaster rudis

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Simple description.

 



Queen[edit]

Queen Ant
  • Nuptial Flight Time: August
  • Founding Type: Fully Claustral
  • *gynous: Monogynous
  • Brood Boostable :
  • Hibernation: Not required first year.
  • 'Feeding Requirements'No food needed during founding stage.
  • Nanitics Appear After: 1-2 months, depending on conditions.
  • Founding Stage Notes: Queen is fairly calm, but don't bother her often.

 

Food[edit]

Every ant, even from same species may be temperamental to certain foods. Trial and error is best way to figure out she will eat. Compiled below is a list of likes and dislikes for this particular species.

 


Likes[edit]

  • Scrambled eggs
  • Apples
  • Crickets
  • Honey (Occasionally)
  • Fruit flies
  • Mealworms
  • Sugar-Water (Occasionally)
  • Subterranean termites
  • Small, dead spiders
  • Pure sugar sprinkles (big pink/purple ones)
  • Cockroaches

 

Dislikes[edit]

  • Various carpet beetle larvae
  • Jumping bristletails
  • Crane fly larvae
  • Wireworms

 


Colony[edit]

  • Difficulty : Easy
  • Typical Colony Size :
  • Polymorphic : No
  • Ant Length :
  • Temperament : Aggressive
  • Suggested Feeding Schedule : Protiens often, sweets occasionally
  • Hazards : Stings, can fit through very small openings.
  • Colony Growth Rate : Medium
  • Egg To Worker : One to two months, depending on conditions.
  • Circadian Activity :
  • Recommended Temperature : Room temp at lowest, heating cable recommend.
  • Recommended Humidity : High humidity.
  • Heating Pad Required : No, but preffered.
  • Can Climb Smooth Surfaces : Yes
  • When To Expand : When there is little/no room left in test tube/formicaria.
  • When Do Soldiers and Reproductives Appear : This species does not have soldiers.
  • Invasive/Pest : No
  • Farmers :
  • Native Location :
  • Natural Habitat : Forests, dead wood
  • Preferred Nesting Medium :
  • Scientific Information: antwiki.org

 


Notes[edit]

  • Great starter colony
  • Low maintenance
  • No social stomach, which creates interesting feeding habits.
  • LOVE insects, however are quite picky about their sweets.

 

 

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