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This some what common ant can be found throughout Europe and north America, Building large mound nests constructed often from the wooded area they inhabit, they can be aggressive, pairing their bite and ability to spray Formic Acid makes them a formidable opponent for most.

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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