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Description

Ochetellus glaber (black house ant) is a species of ant. The species are found in both urban and rural areas in Australia, and usually nest under stones or dry logs. The species can commonly be found in gardens.[1] The adult ants usually grow to 2.5 mm to 3 mm long.[citation needed]

Black house ants live in coexistent relationships with other common suburban ants, like the green-head ant, however, they can be aggressive towards other species if disturbed. They are omnivorous, feeding on insects and worms, as well as vegetation, such as small seeds.[citation needed]

The Ochetellus Glaber uses pheromone trails to help the other O. Glabers find locations and food. Pheromone trails are effective in direcing other Glabers of the nest.

Habitat

Black house ants live in coexistent relationships with other common suburban ants, like the green-head ant, however, they can be aggressive towards other species if disturbed.

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