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green headed ant

Optimal Temperature: Nest 24-28°C | Outworld 18-30°C

Humidity: Nest 50-80% | Outworld 40-70%

Hibernation: No hibernation but will slow down during winter

Diet: Water. Carbohydrates such as honey and other sweet foods like Ant Park Strawberry Sunrise Ant Nectar. Will also eat seeds, such as Ant Park Foraging Mix. Ant Park All-in-One Ant Food. Ant Park Complete Ant Food gel. Insects.

Colony: Monogyne or Polygyne (one or multiple queens per colony). Average a few hundred workers per single queen colony. This species even produces Gamergates (workers that can turn into gamergate queens) few hundred workers per single queen colony. 

Founding Queen: Semi Claustral (with feeding)

Sizes: Queen 8mm | Worker 5mm

Bite/Sting/Formic Acid: A painful sting which can cause allergic reactions, handle with care

Difficulty: Beginners

Description: Green Headed Ants are shimmery multi-coloured ants commonly found all over Australia. They cannot climb up smooth surfaces like plastic or glass, so are easy to contain. When a Queen is not available, Green Headed Ants will compete in vicious battles to figure out who should be the new "Gamergate" Queen. These battles usually last about 3 or 4 days and during this time, ants will be seen carrying around their defeated sisters. After a Gamergate Queen is chosen, they will return to normal.

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