Care Level: Easy
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
R. Aspera, comparable in size to R. Metallica (Green Ant), boasts red legs and mandibles, a yellow-tipped gaster, and the body segments emit a gleaming metallic blue hue. Adept at consuming specific seeds and aiding in seed dispersal, making them an excellent addition to natural setups. These ants lack the ability to scale glass and plastic surfaces, ensuring most enclosures are escape-proof. These ladies can sting. Additionally, being a gamergate species means that in the event of the queen’s passing, you can sustain your colony by introducing males (drones) from other colonies to mate with the workers.