Brachymyrmex patagonicus

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The dark rover ant, Brachymyrmex patagonicus, is a tiny ant, native to Argentina and Paraguay, that was introduced relatively recently to the United States. It is established in the Gulf States and in some urban areas of Arizona and Nevada. It is a nuisance species because alates (winged adults) and foraging workers invade structures, as well as establish nests in structures. Ants in this genus are commonly known as rover ants.

Queen[edit]

Queen Ant
  • Nuptial Flight Time : After hot days, at night.
  • Founding Type : Fully Claustral
  • *gynous : Polygynous
  • Brood Boostable : Yes
  • Hibernation : No
  • Feeding Requirements : None
  • Nanitics Appear After : 5-8 weeks
  • Founding Stage Notes: None

 

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]

  • Anything sweet

Dislikes[edit]

  • ?

 

Colony[edit]

  • Difficulty : Easy
  • Typical Colony Size :
  • Polymorphic : No
  • Ant Length : Tiny
  • Temperament : Docile
  • Suggested Feeding Schedule :
  • Hazards : Tiny
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  • Heating Pad Required :
  • Can Climb Smooth Surfaces : Yes
  • When To Expand :
  • When Do Soldiers and Reproductives Appear :
  • Invasive/Pest : Yes, United States. Normally found with argentines.
  • Farmers :
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  • Scientific Information: antwiki.org

 

 

Notes[edit]

  • None

 

 

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