Growth Speed: ★★★☆☆
Care Level: Easy
Founding Type: Claustral
Setup: At the founding stage, a test tube setup or founding chamber with a water source is sufficient. Once the number of workers exceeds ~10, they should be moved into a small nest.
Diet: Does not require feeding until workers arrive. When workers arrive, feed sugars and protein regularly.
Queen size: 15mm
Worker size: 8mm
These ants get their name from their love of sugary foods. Make sure they have a regular supply of honey or sugar water to go along with their protein. They have both minor and major casts. These sugar ants have an attractive striped gastor and are quite relaxed, however they can bite if they feel threatened. Since this species is more active at night (and mornings and evenings), they are placid and easy to care for, making a great colony for anyone to raise.