Solenopsis Invicta

Solenopsis Invicta

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Solenopsis Invicta (Imported Fire Ants)
Very popular ant species for skilled keepers one of the fastest growing colony available.
• Humidity requirements: 50-80%
• Temperature requirements: 22-28°C
• Hibernation: None
• 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: 6-10 mm
• Worker size: 3-6 mm
• Monogyne/polygyne: Polygyne (Can be multiple Queens per colony)
Warning: Can sting so handle with care.
Solenopsis Invicta, or the Imported Fire Ant, is a semi easy species to keep. 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. 
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