Care Level: Medium
Founding Type: Semi-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: Gently feed the queen small sugars weekly. When workers arrive, feed sugars and protein regularly.
Queen size: 10mm
Worker size: 7mm
This species is arboreal, making their nests in trees and shrubs. They’re often built using leaves, dry plant materials and soil, all woven together with silk of their larvae. When their nest is disturbed, a number of ants will come out and look for the intruder. They will also make a distinct “rattle” noise by movement across the hard leaf surface to warn the intruder. It is not necessary to house these ants in a naturalistic set-up.