Solenopsis molesta

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Often called "Theif" ants due to their nature to steal other ants food and brood, Solenopsis molesta is an extremely tiny ant species which are yellowish in color.


Queen[edit]

Queen Ant
  • Nuptial Flight Time : July - September
  • Colony Founding : Fully-claustral
  • *gynous : Depends on location of collection. Seems on West Coast(USA) they will rip each other to shreds while on East Coast (USA) they will merge. Be cautious when merging them.
  • Brood Boostable: Yes
  • Hibernation : No
  • Feeding Requirements sugar and protein
  • Nanitics Appear After : 1 - 2 months

 

Food[edit]

Likes[edit]

  • P. californicus pupae
  • Fruit flies

Dislikes[edit]

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Colony[edit]

  • Difficulty : Medium
  • Typical Colony Size :
  • Polymorphic : Yes
  • Ant Length tiny ~1mm for workers.
  • Temperament : Aggressive
  • Suggested Feeding Schedule :
  • Hazards : They can sting, but since the ants are so tiny you cannot even feel it
  • Colony Growth Rate : Fast
  • Egg To Worker :
  • Circadian Activity :
  • Recommended Temperature :
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  • Heating Pad Required :
  • Can Climb Smooth Surfaces : Yes
  • When To Expand :
  • When Do Soldiers and Reproductives Appear :
  • Invasive/Pest : Semi-common household pest in US
  • Farmers :
  • Native Location : antmaps.org
  • Natural Habitat : Anywhere
  • Preferred Nesting Medium Soil
  • Scientific Information: antwiki.org


Notes[edit]

  • Solenopsis molesta thrive in areas full of Solenopsis invicta.

 

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