Crematogaster auberti


The "low demanding" ant

Origin : Morocco 

Geographical distribution: Southern Europe, North Africa.

Breeding level : Easy / intermediate (due to acid formic)

Habitats : Everywhere

Colony form : Monogynous (only one queen per colony)

Size : queen: 8-10 mm - worker: 3-5 mm

Color : Black

Queen lifespan: up to 20 years

Colony size: from 8000 to 10000 individuals


Food : Principally sweet liquids, jellies... but needs proteins too with  fruit flies, little parts of crickets or cockroaches, etc.

Humidity :  The nest don't need very much humidity. They likes wooden nests. But you must provide water in the hunting area

Temperature :  20° – 29° C

Hibernation: No, but it is recommended to reduce the temperature slightly for 2 to 3 months.

Nest type : wooden nest, 3D printed nest, acrylic.

This species can spray acid formic through their specialised stinger