Growth Speed: ★★★☆☆
Award: Best beginner ant with majors
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 ~5, they should be moved into a small nest.
Diet: Queens do not require feeding until workers arrive. When workers arrive, feed sugars and protein regularly.
Queen size: 10mm
Worker size: 5mm
These cool ants are very closely related to Camponotus but they’re a bit smaller. So, similarly to sugar ants, they have majors and they live in wood in the wild, often more active at night than in the day.