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Formica is a common genus in Europe. They love sugar and are quick on their feet. Many of the easier species are black, either matt black or shiny. Both colour variants look awesome. Formica builds amazing natural dirt nests, many times utilizing debris to create mounds around their entrances. This means that natural vivarium setups are excellent for them.
Black European Formica species are considered beginner friendly.
Formica is a genus who possess some very unique behaviours, due to their large eyes. These ants rely heavily on their sight to hunt and to watch out for predators. This means that they are very reactive to their surroundings, making for some fun interactions between you as a keeper and the workers.
Humidity: Low to Mid
Temerature: Room temperature
Polymorphic: No (But they can sometimes get different sized workers)
Reccomended nests: Testtube, Wood, Ytong, Acryllic, 3D printed, Dirt
***This colony does not have a complete Species ID***