Liometopum occidentale

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Liometopum occidentale, also known as the 'velvety tree ant', is a commonly found ant who's small size, fast egg laying rate, and hardiness makes them great starter species.

 

Queen[edit]

Queen Ant
  • Nuptial Flight Time : Use: ant-mating-chart
  • Colony Founding Fully Claustral
  • *gynous Monogynous
  • Brood BoostableYes, same species.
  • Hibernation No
  • Feeding Requirements Nothing until workers appear
  • Nanitics Appear After : 3-5 weeks
  • Notes: Once they get started, the queen will lay 100's of eggs a day. You typically see huge mounds of brood.

Food[edit]

Likes[edit]

  • Sweets
  • Most insects

Dislikes[edit]

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Colony[edit]

  • Difficulty : Super Easy
  • Typical Colony Size 100,000
  • Polymorphic No
  • Ant Length : Small
  • Temperament : Non-aggressive
  • Suggested Feeding Schedule They will eat everything you give them, so daily if you like.
  • Hazards : None
  • Colony Growth Rate : Extremely Fast
  • Egg To Worker :
  • Circadian Activity :
  • Recommended Temperature : ~70F
  • Recommended Humidity : Average - 30%
  • Heating Pad Required : No
  • Can Climb Smooth Surfaces Yes
  • When To Expand : at about 500 workers should put them in a larger container.
  • When Do Soldiers and Reproductives Appear :
  • Invasive/Pest No
  • Farmers :
  • Native Location : antmaps.org
  • Natural Habitat :
  • Preferred Nesting Medium : Dirt
  • Scientific Information: antwiki.org

Notes[edit]

  • When crushed, they have a formic odor.

Images[edit]