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common pavement ant

Optimal Temperature: Nest 21-26°C | Outworld 18-30°C

Humidity: Nest 30-50% | Outworld 40-60%

Hibernation: Will hibernate in the wild during winter months,. In captivity can survive without hibernation but the queen will slow down laying eggs.

Diet: Water. Ant Park Strawberry Sunrise Ant Nectar. Ant Park All-in-One Ant Food. Ant Park Complete Ant Food gel. Insects.

Colony: Mainly Monogyne (one queen per colony). Average 10,000+ workers per colony. Known to have multiple queens per colony in the wild and reach very high worker numbers.

Founding Queen: Fully Claustral (without feeding)

Sizes: Queen 7mm-10mm | Worker 2mm-5mm

Bite/Sting/Formic Acid: Nil

Difficulty: Beginners

Description: Iridomyrmex Bicknelli are known as pavement ants as they're commonly seen in suburban as well as native bushland. They are a very common species and are very beginner friendly. They grow very fast and in the wild, they forage in large numbers. They form large colonies and are very active.

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