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Formica (Serviformica) fusca

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: fofu0001
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Common "helping ant" (sclaves) for the predation ants e.g. Raptiformica.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae
  • Distribution: Europe
  • Characteristics: Monomorph, greater colonies polygyn
  • Size: 5 - 8 mm
  • Appearence of the queen: Colour: glossy black; a little bit smaller than Formica rufa
  • Appearence of the workers: Colour: glossy black; a little bit smaller than Formica rufa
  • Nest-building: Under rotten wood, under stones and in soil
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Nutrition: Honeywater, insects
  • Temperature: Room temperature, very cold resistance
  • Soil conditions: Similar to the forest biotopes, brieght
  • Planting: Moos (optional)
  • Level: easy
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Small Colony - Currently not available
With 20 - 30 workers
Colony - Currently not available
With 50 - 150 workers
Large colony - Currently not available
With 150 - 500 workers
Colony with several Queens - Currently not available
With 50 - 150 ants and 2 - 3 Queens