Wasmannia auropunctata

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Little Fire Ant, or LFA, is an infamous tramp ant that has been introduced to many areas outside of its native range. It has a notoriously strong sting for an ant of its size

 

Queen[edit]

Queen Ant
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  • *gynous :
  • Brood Boostable :
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  • Nanitics Appear After :
  • Founding Stage Notes:

 

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]

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Dislikes[edit]

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Colony[edit]

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  • Typical Colony Size :
  • Polymorphic :
  • Ant Length : worker:1.5mm
  • Temperament :
  • Suggested Feeding Schedule :
  • Hazards : Sting - Delivers a painful sting when disturbed. Welts can last for weeks. 8/10
  • Colony Growth Rate :
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  • Circadian Activity :
  • Recommended Temperature :
  • Recommended Humidity :
  • Heating Pad Required :
  • Can Climb Smooth Surfaces :
  • When To Expand :
  • When Do Soldiers and Reproductives Appear :
  • Invasive/Pest :
  • Farmers :
  • Native Location :
  • Natural Habitat :
  • Preferred Nesting Medium :
  • Scientific Information: antwiki.org

 

Notes[edit]

  • Great starter colony
  • Low maintenance

 

Images[edit]