Formica Fusca Queen Ant with 1-20 workers Live Queen Ant (depending on your selection) inside a test tube with food and water
Guarantee: Queen is guaranteed to be alive on arrival.
Latin Name: Formica (Serviformica) Fusca
Trivial name: Grey-black slave ant
Keeping Level: (1) easy to keep, just in too small basins they could be using too much formic acid if getting stressed
Distribution: all above Europe, Northamerica Habitat: prefers open xeric and half xeric grassland, avoids closed areas
Colony form: polygyne
Queen: Size: approx. 12mm Colour: shiny black
Worker: Size: 4 - 8 mm Colour: shiny black, yellowish legs
Soldier: not present
Nutrition: Honeywater and insects e.g. Dipterans like Flies or Mosquitos
Air humidity: Arena: 30 - 50% Nestpart: 50 - 60%
Temperature: Arena: 18 - 28°C Nestpart: 21 - 24°C
Hibernation: yes, from the end of October until the end of March at 5 - 8°C
Nest form: mainly soil, sometimes also in deadwood
Kind of Formicaria: Ytong/Plasternest
Formicaria size: Size: M
Substrate: Farm: Sand-Loam Arena: Sand-Loam
Planting: similar to Grassland with moss, grass and other plants
Decoration: Branches, Roots, Treeneedels,
Description: Serviformica fusca is often found in open xeric and half xeric Grassland habitats. They avoid aggressive conflicts with other ant species. Through their fast movements, they have effective recruitment for short-time feeding resources. Formica fusca is often a slave ant for Raptiformica Sanguinea and Polyergus rufescens. Very easy to keep, it is known as ideal beginner species.
Development: mating flight: on warm days end of June to the mid of august (often in the late afternoon), founding: claustral (without feeding) but also Pleometrosis or Adoptions are possible. Egg to adult worker approx.4 - 6 Weeks (depending on temperature).
Colony size: approx. 500 to 2.000 Individuals
Please contact us if you no longer wish to keep them and we will email you a prepaid postage label so you can send them back to us.
Any issues, please let us know.
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