Formica fuscaåÊare a species found throughout Europe. åÊThis is a åÊshiny/glossy Black Ant with their size making it a distinctive looking Formica sp. åÊThisåÊFormica is very fast moving and sometimes has a 'hectic'åÊkind of movement. åÊThe Formica fuscaåÊis suitable for beginners. åÊåÊA well established Queen and colony can number from 500 to 2000 worker ants.
Description of Queen:åÊ11-14mm Long, Shiny Black.
Description of Worker:åÊ6-8mm Long, Shiny Black with Yellowish legs.
Rearing difficulty:åÊ(1=Beginner, 5=Expert): åÊ1
Temperature:åÊ24-26å¡C in the arena. Room temperature is sufficient
Hibernation Required:åÊYes. Hibernate between October/November to March/April
Feeding::åÊInsects, honey water
Feeding Note:åÊConsume almost any form of protein.
Nest Suitability:åÊYtong / Acrylic / Glass / Soil / Plaster
Life span of Queen:åÊ10-15 years
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