Formica Fusca

Formica Fusca

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Formica Fusca
Interesting very fast moving species
• Humidity requirements: 50-60%
• Temperature requirements: 20-27°C
• Hibernation: October-March at 10°C
• Suggested housing: Wakooshi Ant Farm Modules, Acrylic, Ytong, Soil, Very adaptable
• Nutrition: Sugars from honey or sugar water. Protein from insect sources such as fruit flies
• Colony size: 1-10,000+
• Queen size: 12 mm
• Worker size: 4-8 mm
• Monogyne/polygyne: Polygyne (Can be multiple Queens per colony)
Formica fusca are usually found nesting in rotten wood or under stones. Formica fusca can spray formic acid when threatened. Very fast moving ants. They are similar to Lasius niger but are bigger ant both queen and workers.
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