Language: German English French Italian

Categories

Filter


Odontomachus sp. "brown"

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: odsp0001
Keywords:

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-East Asia, Southern America
  • Color: brown
  • Size: 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
add Odontomachus sp. "brown" was added to the shopping cart.
error Odontomachus sp. "brown" could not be added to the shopping cart.
Queen - Currently not available
Small colony - Currently not available
With 10-15 workers
Colony - Currently not available
Colony with at least 100 ants from Southern America

Odontomachus sp."black"

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: odsp0002
Keywords:
None +

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 Asia
  • 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
add Odontomachus sp."black" was added to the shopping cart.
error Odontomachus sp."black" could not be added to the shopping cart.
Queen - Currently not available
With brood or first workers
Colony - Currently not available
With 10-12 ants

Odontoponera transversa

Added on: 5/15/2009
Article number: odtr0001
Keywords:
None +
  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Ponerinae, Tribe Ponerini
  • Distribution: South-East Asia
  • Color: black
  • Size: approx. 11 - 14 mm
  • Hibernation: No
  • Nest building: Soil nests
  • Nutrition: Honey-/Sugarwater, insects, likes ripe fruits
  • Soil Condition: loam
  • Planting: Small tropical plants
add Odontoponera transversa was added to the shopping cart.
error Odontoponera transversa could not be added to the shopping cart.
Colony - Currently not available
With 15- 20 workers

Oecophylla smaragdina

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: oesm0001
Keywords:
None +

These specie lives in trees like ficus, therein they build their nests. For greater colonies it is better to offer them more trees. They waeve at team work leaves which be use as homebase or louse-cultivation room. Never Nestling in the soil. Use own brood (larvae) to weave

  • Origin:Southeast Asia
  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Oecophyllini
  • Characteristics: minors and majors
  • Hibernation: No
  • Appearence of the queen: great, vigorous, often green, brown
  • Appearance of the workers: brown, slim with long extremities
  • Nest bulding: weaved nests between leaves of trees
  • Nutrition: honeywater, insects
  • Temperature: 22 - 28°C
  • Air humidity: 60 - 80 % (tropical rainforest)
  • Soil conditions: only necessary for planting, nesting between leaves
  • Planting: ficus
  • Level: Medium

Hint: Large Oecophylla smaragdina colonies have many branch nests (polydom) but only one main nest with a mated Queen. Because we don't want to cheat our customers we will only sell opened (verified) nests with guaranteed mated Queens which were usually kept by us several months before we sell. Unopened nests can contain parasites or vermins (Mites, cockroaches, etc.). So called low-cost colonies without Queen are wasted money because you don't take pleasure in very long.

add Oecophylla smaragdina was added to the shopping cart.
error Oecophylla smaragdina could not be added to the shopping cart.
Small Colony - Currently not available
With ca. 20 workers
Shipping restrictions: Shipping only within Germany
Colony - Currently not available
With 200-250 workers
Shipping restrictions: Shipping only within Germany

RENDERING: 93 ms, LOADING: ? ms