Care Level: Medium
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 ~50, 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: 3-4mm
Worker size: 1mm
These are one of the smallest ants we offer, with the workers being 1mm or less. They are really, REALLY small. The queens are dark black, which, along with their size, contrasts them against the bright orange of the workers. This species is very slow moving and non-aggressive. As a result of their size and tendency to slip through small gaps in their enclosures, we rate their care level at medium. Not suited for our mesh nests.