Solenopsis Fugax
Solenopsis Fugax

Solenopsis Fugax

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Solenopsis Fugax (Thief Ants / Fire Ants)
Very popular ant species for skilled keepers one of the fastest growing colony available.
• Humidity requirements: 50-80%
• Temperature requirements: 15-26°C
• Hibernation: Yes
• 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 Fly,Crickets,Roaches.
• Colony size: 1-20,000+
• Queen size: 6-8 mm
• Worker size: 2-4 mm
• Monogyne/polygyne: Polygyne (Can be multiple Queens per colony)
Warning: Can sting so handle with care.
Very similar to s. invicta and s. geminata. This species like most Solenopsis are fast growing and can have many thousands of workers. Need a high intake of protein such as insects to keep up with colony growth. Good escape prevention needed as they are known to be escape artists. The species is a thief ant and usually has its nest near another species, stealing food by entering the foreign colony through minute tunnels dug from their own nest
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