I suspect her to be Formicoxenus Nitidulus, but can't be sure, she could be some Temnothorax or Leptothorax species as well, but I guess time will tell.
She is rather tiny, she is around 5mm long and pretty thin, she is somewhat shiny and doesn't have any propodeal spines. I posted a picture of her compared to my Formica sp queens.
So far I have treated her as a semi-claustral queen. I feed her roughly once week with fruit flies and occasionally a moth, and with sugar water or fruits.
I kept her in a test tube, but recently, due to her having couple larvae, I gave her an outworld, where I also put a wooden nest I made (I did it cause I found her in coniferous forest) and she moved into it almost overnight.
I'm sorry the pictures aren't the best quality, I'll try to get macro lenses soon for my phone.
Edited by AntkeeperfromEstonia, September 11 2023 - 5:07 AM.