Formica Fusca Queen Ant with 1-20 workers Live Queen Ant (optional) Guarantee: Queen guaranteed to be alive on arrival.

Latin Name: Formica (Serviformica) Fusca

Trivial name: Grey-black slave ant

Subfamily: Formicinae

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 end of October until 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 be 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

Weblinks: Shipping

Restrictions: No

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.

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Formica Fusca Queen Ant with workers Live Queen Ant

£19.99 Regular Price
£15.99Sale Price
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