not available – instead: Formica rufibarbis
They often be found in open xeric and halfxeric Grassland habitats. They avoid aggressive conflicts with other antspecies. Through their fast movements they have an effictive recruitment for short-time feeding recources. Serviformica fusca is often a slaveant for Raptiformica sanguinea and Polyergus rufescens. Very easy to keep, it is known as ideal beginner species.
Queen: 10- 12 mm / shiny black
Worker: 4 – 8 mm / shiny black, yellowish legs
Soldier: not present
Nutrition: Honey and insects
Airhumidity: Arena: 30 – 50% Nestpart: 50 – 60%
Temperature: Arena: 18 – 28°C Nestpart: 21 – 24°C
Hibernation: yes, from end of October 4 or 5 months
founding: claustral (without feeding) but also Pleometrosis or Adoptions are possible.
Egg to adult worker: 4 – 6 Weeks (depending on temperature)
colonysize: 500 – 2.000 Individuals
For beginners: ★★★★★
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