One of Asia's largest and most popular Ants species to keep, they are very common. A Jet Black in colour, these Ants have been found as far away as Russia.
They like to nest around wood in damp areas, often found in large numbers near the surface of the nest, they are ready to attack if needed with a strong aggressive nature in large colonies
Humidity requirements: 50 – 70%
Temperature requirements: 24 – 28 °C
Nutrition: Sugars from honey or sugar water. Protein from insect sources such as Waxworms, Mealworms or Dubia Roaches.
Queen size: 14–17 mm • Worker size: 6–14 mm
Monogyne/polygyne: Monogyne (One Queen per colony)