Tapinoma erraticum

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This is a small black ant, agile and aggressive on disturbance. Colonies usually contain several hundred workers and many queens. Nests are constructed under stones or in bare ground in dry sunny places and loose earth solaria for brood incubation are often constructed during the early summer. This species is partly aphidicolous and partly carnivorous. Alatae are developed in June with flights occurring during July 

 

 

Queen[edit]

Queen Ant
  • Nuptial Flight Time : July
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  • *gynous : polygenous  (multiple queens)
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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]

  • honeydew (REQUIRED)
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Dislikes[edit]

  • ?

 

Colony[edit]

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  • Scientific Information: antwiki.org

 

Notes[edit]

  • Great starter colony
  • Low maintenance

 

Images[edit]