Formica aserva

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Simple description.

 



Queen[edit]

Queen Ant
  • Nuptial Flight Time : June - August
  • Colony Founding temporary parasite
  • *gynous strictly monogynous
  • Brood Boostable definitely
  • Hibernation :
  • Feeding Requirements :
  • Nanitics Appear After :

Food[edit]

Likes[edit]

Sugar Water

Crickets

Dislikes[edit]

Almonds

Milk

 


Colony[edit]

  • Difficulty Medium
  • Typical Colony Size Up to thousands of workers
  • Polymorphic No
  • Ant Length :
  • Temperament Slightly aggressive
  • Suggested Feeding Schedule :
  • Hazards :
  • Colony Growth Rate medium
  • Egg To Worker : 1-3 months
  • Circadian Activity diurnal (but still active at night)
  • Recommended Temperature : 70-85 Fahrenheit (21-29 C) 
  • Recommended Humidity : 40%
  • Heating Pad Required No
  • Can Climb Smooth Surfaces yes
  • When To Expand :
  • When Do Soldiers and Reproductives Appear :
  • Invasive/Pest :
  • Farmers of aphids
  • Native Location : antmaps.org
  • Natural Habitat forests and fields
  • Preferred Nesting Medium soil
  • Scientific Information: antwiki.org

 

Notes[edit]

  • Being a slave-maker/social parasite, the queens can be given cocoons of Formica 'subsericea' and Formica 'aserva and will open them.

 

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