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- Nuptial Flight Time: August
- Founding Type: Fully Claustral
- *gynous: Monogynous
- Brood Boostable :
- Hibernation: Not required first year.
- 'Feeding Requirements': No food needed during founding stage.
- Nanitics Appear After: 1-2 months, depending on conditions.
- Founding Stage Notes: Queen is fairly calm, but don't bother her often.
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.
- Scrambled eggs
- Honey (Occasionally)
- Fruit flies
- Sugar-Water (Occasionally)
- Subterranean termites
- Small, dead spiders
- Pure sugar sprinkles (big pink/purple ones)
- Various carpet beetle larvae
- Jumping bristletails
- Crane fly larvae
- Difficulty : Easy
- Typical Colony Size :
- Polymorphic : No
- Ant Length :
- Temperament : Aggressive
- Suggested Feeding Schedule : Protiens often, sweets occasionally
- Hazards : Stings, can fit through very small openings.
- Colony Growth Rate : Medium
- Egg To Worker : One to two months, depending on conditions.
- Circadian Activity :
- Recommended Temperature : Room temp at lowest, heating cable recommend.
- Recommended Humidity : High humidity.
- Heating Pad Required : No, but preffered.
- Can Climb Smooth Surfaces : Yes
- When To Expand : When there is little/no room left in test tube/formicaria.
- When Do Soldiers and Reproductives Appear : This species does not have soldiers.
- Invasive/Pest : No
- Farmers :
- Native Location :
- Natural Habitat : Forests, dead wood
- Preferred Nesting Medium :
- Scientific Information: antwiki.org
- Great starter colony
- Low maintenance
- No social stomach, which creates interesting feeding habits.
- LOVE insects, however are quite picky about their sweets.