Melophorus Sp. Queen (smaller)

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Founding type: Claustral

Size: Small. Queen ~8mm, 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 little ants are so beautiful and shiny with their red and black colouring! They are quite shy and do not generally bite or sting. But boy, can they move! They are some of the fastest little ants around so a good set up with an easy feeding method is recommended. They are thermophylic, which means they love it hot! It's not uncommon to see these girls running around flat out in the heat of our summer! They can be slower to get through the founding stage so not recommended as a first ant species.

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