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Acromyrmex sp.

Added on: 1/13/2014
Article number: acsp0004
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A particularly interesting colored Acromyrmex species from Central America.

  • Distribution: Central America
  • Taxonomy: Family Myrmicinae, Tribe Attini
  • Characteristics: Very polymorph
  • Appearance: Workers are at the back with thorns
  • Color: light brown
  • Nest building: Usually soil nests with fungus chambers
  • Nutrition: fungi which the ants cultivate of bramble-, raspberry-, oaks-or rose petals breed, but nibble and also like an apple. This Acromyrmex sp. prefer chickweed, clover and rose petals for their fungus.
  • Temperature: 23-26 ° C
  • Soil: but clay, humus, sand can also be kept without any substrate
  • Planting: no
  • Difficulty: moderate
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Colony - Currently not available
With several hundred workers