About Aphaenogaster longiceps
Australian Species- Funnel Ant
Temperature: Nest 21- 26°C Outworld 18- 30°C
Humidity: Nest 30- 50% Outworld 40- 60%
Hibernation: Yes from the end of October- end of March at 15c- 18c. Can do fine without hibernation but the queen will naturally slow down laying fewer eggs.
Diet: Water (at all times). Carbohydrates like honey water/ sugar water or other. Protein like fresh-killed insects or other.
Colony form: Monogyne (one queen per colony) Average 10,000 workers per colony.
Founding Queen: Claustral (without feeding)
Nest type: Acrylic, ytong, Natural setup. Recommend a natural setup to witness them building unique funnel type entrances to the nest.
Sizes: Queen- 11mm- 13mm/ Worker- 5- 8mm
Bite/ Sting/ Formic acid: No
Description: Aphaenogaster longiceps are known as the funnel ant due to the way they build long funnel-like entrances to their nest to help catch prey. The workers have very distinctive long legs but are rather slow-moving. These ants are harmless and grow very rapidly making them a good species for new keepers
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