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Odontomachus cf. haematodus

Added on: 7/23/2010
Article number: odsp0003
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These ants are able to catapult themselfs up to 40 cm far thru sudden lock up of their mandibles. This mandible lock up is the fastest known mechanism in the fauna. The upper jaw closes with a speed of 38 to 64 m/s. Thru locking up their jaws they are anesthetizing their prey to afterwards sting it to death. It is improper for a corporate tank/formicarium because they will attack any other species at first encounter.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Ponerinae, Tribe Ponerini
  • Distribution: South America
  • Color: black
  • Size: 8 - 12 mm
  • Hibernation: No
  • Nutrition: Sugar water and insects
  • Temperature: 24 - 28 °C
  • Nest building: Soil nests and rotten wood
  • Keeping level: easy
  • Dangers: can sting
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Small colony - Currently not available
With 5-10 workers

Odontomachus chelifer

Added on: 10/22/2014
Article number: odch0001
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 Odontomachus chelifer is one of the world's largest Odontomachus species. Nests are usually created directly in the soil or between the roots of trees. In established colonies the metallic shimmering individuals appear slightly polymorph with obvious difference in size. Larger workers reach a size of more than 2 cm.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Ponerinae, Tribe Ponerini
  • Origin: Central and South America
  • Color: Reddish brown with lighter legs and metallic shimmer
  • Size: 16 - 20 mm
  • Dormant phase: None
  • Nutrition: Honey/sugar water and insects
  • Temperature: 22 - 26 °C
  • Nest building: Soil nests
  • Specifics: Able to sting

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Colony - Currently not available
5 - 10 workers

Odontomachus erythrocephalus

Added on: 10/22/2014
Article number: oder0001
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Odontomachus erythrocephalus is a remarkably colored species of trap-jaw ants nesting directly in soil or under objects like rotting wood. The red head and yellow legs are very prominent characteristics of this species besides it's highly aggressiv behavior.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Ponerinae, Tribe Ponerini
  • Origin: Central America
  • Color: Red head, yellow legs and reddish brown body
  • Size: 10 - 14 mm
  • Dormant phase: None
  • Nutrition: Honey/sugar water and insects
  • Temperature: 22 - 26 °C
  • Nest building: Soil nests
  • Specifics: Able to sting

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Small colony - Currently not available
40 - 60 workers

Odontomachus hastatus

Added on: 5/23/2008
Article number: odha0001
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Very nice colored Odontomachus that commonly nests in the crow of trees between epiphytes. This species creates artistic nests in shape of a large sphere which is padded with moss and other small plant matter.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Ponerinae, Tribe Ponerini
  • Distribution: Southern America
  • Hibernation: No
  • Color: yellow-brown
  • Nutrition: Sugar water and insects
  • Temperature: 24 - 28 °C
  • Climate: Tropical
  • Nest building: Soil nests and rotten wood
  • Keeping level: easy
  • Dangers: can sting
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Young colony - Currently not available
5 - 10 workers

RENDERING: 144 ms, LOADING: ? ms