About Tetramorium semilaeve


European Species- Pavement Ant

Temperature: Nest 22- 25°C Outworld 18- 30°C

Humidity: Nest 50- 60% Outworld 30- 60%

Hibernation: Yes, from the end of October to late March at 5-12°C.

Diet: Water (at all times). Carbohydrates like honey water/ sugar water or other. Protein like fresh-killed insects or other. They will eat seeds from time to time too. 

Colony form: Monogyne (one queen per colony) Average 7,000 workers per colony.

Founding Queen: Claustral (without feeding)

Nest type: Acrylic, Y tong, Natural setup.

Sizes: Queen- 6-8mm/ Worker- 2- 4mm

Bite/ Sting/ Formic acid: No


Description: Tetramorium semilaeve is a small rapid-growing species. They're a very aggressive species and will take down prey in numbers. They're a yellow-ish species from southern parts of Europe. They do not take up much space due to their small size and they can also eat small seeds as a secondary food source.

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