Dorymyrmex insanus

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Dorymyrmex insanus, or commonly called Crazy Ant, get their name from their noticeably frenetic foraging-activity.

 


Queen[edit]

Queen Ant
  • Nuptial Flight Time : Summer
  • Founding Type : Fully Claustral
  • *gynous : Monogynous
  • Brood Boostable : Yes
  • Hibernation : No
  • Feeding Requirements : None, however honey is welcomed
  • Nanitics Appear After : 2-6 weeks
  • Founding Stage Notes: Nothing special, really easy. Just leave them undisturbed.

 

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]

  • Sweets - Honey, Sugar Water, Fruit
  • Insects

Dislikes[edit]

  • ?

 


Colony[edit]

  • Difficulty : Easy
  • Typical Colony Size :
  • Polymorphic :
  • Ant Length : Small
  • Temperament : Mild
  • Suggested Feeding Schedule :
  • Hazards : None
  • Colony Growth Rate :
  • Egg To Worker : 2-3 weeks
  • Circadian Activity : 24/7
  • Recommended Temperature : 60F<
  • Recommended Humidity : >30%
  • Heating Pad Required : No
  • Can Climb Smooth Surfaces : Yes
  • When To Expand : 20-30->Formicarium
  • When Do Soldiers and Reproductives Appear :
  • Invasive/Pest :
  • Farmers :
  • Native Location : warm climates, United States
  • Natural Habitat : Soil
  • Preferred Nesting Medium : None
  • Scientific Information: antwiki.org

 

Notes[edit]

  • Great starter colony
  • Low maintenance

 


Images[edit]