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Acromyrmex cf. coronatus

Added on: 11/30/2008
Article number: acsp0003
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A very interesting Acromyrmex species from Central-American highlands.

  • Distribution: Central-America
  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicinae, Tribe Attini
  • Characteristics: very intensive caste
  • Appearance: Workers are at the back with thorns
  • Color: light brown until dark brown, Queen multi colored (see photo)
  • Nest building: Usually soil nests with fungus chamber
  • Nutrition: fungi which the ants cultivate of bramble-, raspberry-, oaks- or roseleaves
  • Temperature: 15 - 25°C
  • Soil conditions: loam, humus soil but can also be kept without any substrate
  • Planting: None
  • Difficulty: medium
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Acromyrmex cf. crassispinus

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: acsp0001
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A very robust Acromyrmex species wich don't need much space. This species is smaller than Acromyrmex octospinosus and colored chocolate brown. Larger colonies can be kept in multiple basins which are connected together with pipes. They cut various kind of leaves e.g. bramble-, raspberry-, oaks-,roseleaves, privet etc. They cultivate a fungus garden which they do dung, trim and "medicate" with a hormone they produce in special adenoids. They will pulpify the leaves and apply it on the fungus. Old pieces of fungus will be removed and thrown to special midden. They will almost only subsist on special "bulbs" that they can harvest from fungus. This offered Acromyrmex are young colonies, no queens from existing colonies.

 

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  • Distribution: South-America
  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicinae, Tribe Attini
  • Characteristics: very intensive caste
  • Size: Queen 10 - 12 mm, Workers may ranges from 5 to 15 mm
  • Appearance: Workers are at the back with thorns
  • Color: black-brown
  • Nest building: Usually soil nests with fungus chamber
  • Nutrition: fungi which the ants cultivate of bramble-, raspberry-, oaks- or roseleaves
  • Temperature: 20 - 25°C
  • Soil conditions: loam, humus soil but can also be kept without any substrate
  • Planting: None
  • Level: advancer

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Contains a queen with fungus and at least eggs
Colony - Currently not available
Contains fungus and ca 30-50 workers

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

Acromyrmex sp. "Paraguay"

Added on: 10/31/2008
Article number: acsp0002
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  • Distribution: South-America
  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicinae, Tribe Attini
  • Characteristics: very intensive caste
  • Appearance: Workers are at the back with thorns
  • Color: brown
  • Size: 4-8 mm
  • Nest building: Usually soil nests with fungus chamber
  • Nutrition: fungi which the ants cultivate of bramble-, raspberry-, oaks- or roseleaves
  • Temperature: 20 - 26°C
  • Soil conditions: loam, humus soil but can also be kept without any substrate
  • Planting: None
  • Difficulty: advancer

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Atta cephalotes

Added on: 10/7/2008
Article number: atce0001
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Fungus cultivating ants species, cutting leafs which process to pulp is the basis of their fungus cultivation.

  • Distribution: South- and Central America
  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicinae, Tribe Attini
  • Characteristics: very intensive caste
  • Appearence of the queen: about 30 mm, very dark brown stout queen
  • Appearance of the workers: brown, at the back with thorns
  • Appearance of the soldiers: to 18 mm, well-fortified animals
  • Nutrition: fungi which the ants cultivate of bramble-, raspberry-, oaks- or roseleafs
  • Temperature: 24 °C
  • Air humidity: dump-tropical rainforest
  • Soil conditions: loam, humus soil,
  • Level: advancer
  • Risks: because of the high air humiditiy there is a higher risk of mildews and mites
  • Specifics: fungus cultivating ant-specie, cutting leafs which process to pulp is the basis of their fungus cultivation.
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Small Colony
Large colony - Currently not available
With approx. 5000 - 10000 workers, and 5 liter Fungus

Atta mexicana

Added on: 10/17/2009
Article number: atme0001
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Fungus cultivating ants species, cutting leafs which process to pulp is the basis of their fungus cultivation. This species can be found in arid areas in Mexico,

  • Distribution: Mexico
  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicinae, Tribe Attini
  • Characteristics: very intensive caste
  • Appearence of the queen: about 30 mm, dark brown queen
  • Appearance of the workers: darkbrown, at the back with thorns
  • Appearance of the soldiers:  up to18 mm, well-fortified animals
  • Nutrition: fungi which the ants cultivate of bramble-, raspberry-, oaks- or roseleafs
  • Temperature: 24 - 28°C
  • Soil conditions: loam, humus soil,
  • Level: advancer
  • Risks: Because of the high air humiditiy there is a higher risk of mildews and mites
  • Specifics: fungus cultivating ant-specie, cutting leafs which process to pulp is the basis of their fungus cultivation.

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Small colonie - Currently not available
Fungus size of a tennisball at least 50 workers

Atta sexdens

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: atse0001
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Fungus cultivating ants species, cutting leafs which process to pulp is the basis of their fungus cultivation.

  • Distribution: South-America
  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicinae, Tribe Attini
  • Characteristics: very intensive caste
  • Appearence of the queen: about 30 mm, very dark brown stout queen
  • Appearance of the workers: brown, at the back with thorns
  • Appearance of the soldiers: to 18 mm, well-fortified animals
  • Nutrition: fungi which the ants cultivate of bramble-, raspberry-, oaks- or roseleafs
  • Temperature: 24°C
  • Air humidity: dump-tropical rainforest
  • Soil conditions: loam, humus soil,
  • Level: advancer
  • Risks: Because of the high air humiditiy there is a higher risk of mildews and mites
  • Specifics: fungus cultivating ant-specie, cutting leafs which process to pulp is the basis of their fungus cultivation.
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Large colony - 889.00 €
Large colony with approx. 10 litres fungus and several thousand workers.No shipping, pickup only!
Shipping restrictions: No shipping is possible, self collecting is required

Atta sp. "South America"

Added on: 11/19/2009
Article number: atse0002
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Fungus cultivating ants species, cutting leafs which process to pulp is the basis of their fungus cultivation. This species is a notably large Atta.

  • Distribution: South-America
  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicinae, Tribe Attini
  • Characteristics: very intensive caste
  • Appearence of the queen: about 30 mm, very dark brown stout queen
  • Appearance of the workers: brown, at the back with thorns
  • Appearance of the soldiers: to 18 mm, well-fortified animals
  • Nutrition: fungi which the ants cultivate of bramble-, raspberry-, oaks- or roseleafs
  • Temperature: 24°C
  • Air humidity: dump-tropical rainforest
  • Soil conditions: loam, humus soil,
  • Level: advancer
  • Risks: Because of the high air humiditiy there is a higher risk of mildews and mites
  • Specifics: fungus cultivating ant-specie, cutting leafs which process to pulp is the basis of their fungus cultivation..

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Attention: Breeding from a Queen is very difficult even with fungus and mated Queen. Only for advanced keepers!

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