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Aphaenogaster iberica
A slightly smaller version of A.gibbosa that is just as tough and easy. An small active ant that's actually a good species for beginners wanting to start with something different than the standard Lasius niger and a bit more focused on eating small insects than honeydew surrogate.
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Camponotus piceus
This is a very interesting species as it is one of the smallest Camponotus of Europe. With their queen and minor workers a similar size als Lasius niger, but then also with a medium and major caste. They are a bit more fragile than their larger cousins requiring a good nest and regular care, but they can also grow much faster.
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Tetramorium caespitum
This small but interesting species doesn't get enough attention, being the only Northern granivores. And besides specific seeds, this species will also happily accept insects and honeydew surrogate (careful with drowning). As they need regular test tube replacements, we advise getting them with a 3d-printed nest.