Commmon name: 'The Black Crazy Ant.'
This is a small dark brown / blackish ant that has a faint bluish flash. Workers are 2mm in size and have very long legs and antennae.
It is a very adaptable species and easy to keep in captivity - hence good for beginners.
They will take a wide range of food including dead insects, sweet secretions, seeds and many other household foods.
Colonies increase in size quickly and will produce alates within a year. New females will mate just outside the nest and will be accepted back into the mother colony and in time will create large multi queen mega colonies.