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: 9mm
Worker size: 7mm
These hard to find ants are very similar to our yellow and gold spiny ants (ammon, vermiculosa and rufifemur), but instead of this shade, they are smaller and black.