Solenopsis xyloni

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The southern fire ant, also known as the Californian fire ant or cotton ant, is a stinging fire ant native to southern parts of the United States. Its behaviour is similar to the red imported fire ant, although its sting is less painful.

 


Queen[edit]

Queen Ant
  • Nuptial Flight Time : Spring-Summer after Hot days, with blacklights @ 8-12pm
  • Founding Type : Fully Claustral
  • *gynous : Monogynous
  • Brood Boostable : Yes
  • Hibernation : No
  • Feeding Requirements : None
  • Nanitics Appear After : 4 weeks
  • Founding Stage Notes: Heat speeds them the founding process.

 

Food[edit]

Every ant, even from same species may be temperamental to certain foods. Trial and error is best way to figure out she will eat. Compiled below is a list of likes and dislikes for this particular species.

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Dislikes[edit]

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Colony[edit]

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  • Ant Length : worker:1mm
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  • Scientific Information: antwiki.org

 

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