Founding type: Claustral
Size: Small. Queen ~5mm, workers ~2mm
Diet: Do not require feeding until workers arrive. Feed a mix of small protein and sugars.
Set-up: Test tube up until 15-30 workers. Then move to small nest and outworld.
These cute little ants have a lovely heart shaped, shiny black gastor, which they commonly raise and hold over their head when threatened. They can release venom to defend themselves and when hunting, but given their size this rarely affects people.
They are arboreal and will do well when they have some wood available to nest within.
Although they are generally harmless to people, they can be somewhat of a challenge to contain given their small size, so a nicely sealed set up is required.
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