Care sheets (Ant species)

There are loads of interesting ant species that can be kept at home in a formicarium – and it doesn’t have to be difficult. Let’s have a look at some of them!

ant species lasius niger

Lasius niger (Black garden ant)

Lasius niger, or the black garden ant, is a very easy species to keep. They are survivors and can handle harsh environments and situations. Each colony has got a single queen and can grow into tens of thousands of workers.

Myrmica rubra – European Fire Ant

Myrmica rubra (European fire ant)

Myrmica rubra, or the European Fire Ant, is a semi difficult species to keep but it is a very interesting one. They form large colonies with multiple queens and require a lot of protein along with good humidity levels.

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