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One of the most common Formica, they are found world wide, with a large population in south England. Spraying Formica acid, they have been known to gas them self's when kept in captivity. 

Humidity requirements: 50 – 60% 

Temperature requirements: 20 – 26 °C

Hibernation: From November until March

Nutrition:  Sugars from honey or sugar water. Protein from insect sources such as Waxworms, Mealworms or Dubia Roaches.

Queen size: 9-12 mm • Worker size: 6–8 mm 

Monogyne/polygyne: Polygyne

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