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Iridomyrmex cf. purpureus

Added on: 11/13/2009
Article number: ircf0001
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A beautiful colored and mainly in Southeastern Australia distributed ants species with beautiful green-purpur shimmer.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamilie Dolichoderinae
  • Distribution: Australia
  • Color: Queen: black, Workers: reddish-black
  • Size: Queen: 12 - 15 mm
  • Hibernation: No
  • Nutrition:  Honey/sugarwater, insects, spiders and other small animals and occasionally seeds
  • Temperature:  from cool through very hot 15 - 30°C
  • Climate: subtropical to tropical
  • Soil conditions: nothing special
  • Nest building: Soil nests with small mounds
  • Planting: not neccessary
  • Specifics: Abdomen especially from workers is shimmering green to purpur. Creates small mounds.

 

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Colony - Currently not available
With 20 - 40 ants

Camponotus cf. nigriceps

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: casp0002
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Camponotus nigriceps which is also known as "sugar ant" is a easy to keep Camponotus species from Australia.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Distribution: Australia
  • Color: black with red or yellow leggs and brown abdomen
  • Size: Queen (with yellow leggs) about 19 - 22 mm, Queen (with red leggs) about 18 - 19 mm
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: No (see climate)
  • Climate: subtropics (moist)
  • Humidity: Rain forest
  • Nest building: This species nests in loamy ground
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Level: easy

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Queen (yellow leggs) - Currently not available
With 5-10 workers
Queen (red leggs) - Currently not available
With 2-4 workers
Colony (yellow leg ) - Currently not available
Queen with 10-15 Workers
Colony (red leggs) - Currently not available
Colony with about 30 - 50 workers

Oecophylla smaragdina "green"

Added on: 6/17/2010
Article number: oesm0002
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These specie lives in trees where they build their nests between leaves. This is the green variant from Australia. Larger colonies should be offered more than one tree. They waeve leaves at team work which will be used as homebase or louse-cultivation room. They never nests within soil, and they use their own brood (larvae) to weave.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Oecophyllini
  • Origin: Australia
  • 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

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Colony - Currently not available
With about 250-350 workers
Large Colony - Currently not available
With about 500-1000 workers
Small Colony - Currently not available
With 10 - 20 workers and multiple Queens
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Small Colony - Currently not available
With 10 - 20 workers

Camponotus sp.

Added on: 12/31/2011
Article number: casp0016
Keywords:
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In contrary with Camponotus nigriceps this Campontus is far more aggressive and has a faster colony growth.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Distribution: Australia
  • Color: multicolored, black-red
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: No (see climate)
  • Climate: subtropics (moist)
  • Humidity: Rain forest
  • Nest building: This species nests in loamy ground
  • Planting: nothing specific
  • Level: easy
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Colony - Currently not available
With 20-30 workers

Rhytidoponera metallica

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: rhme0001
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  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Ponerinae, Tribe Ectatommini
  • Distribution: Central- to South America
  • Size: about 8 mm
  • Hibernation: No
  • Nutrition: Honey-/Sugar water and insects
  • Climate: subtropical
  • Soil condition: loamy, stoney
  • Nest building: Soil nests, under stones
  • Planting: Any
  • Keeping level: easy to keep

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Queen - Currently not available
With brood and 1-2 workers
Colony - Currently not available
With about 25 workers

Myrmecia cf. fulvipes

Added on: 1/13/2008
Article number: myfu0001
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Smaller Myrmecia species with smaller colonies which is easy to keep and which is not very aggressive. Can be kept in smaller basins, and can be kept moister than Myrmecia pavida for instance. Similar to other Myrmecia species they have a very good sight.

  • Taxonomie: SubfamilyMyrmiciinae, Tribe Myrmeciini
  • Distribution: East Australia
  • Color: Mandible: redish-brown, Head: black, Thorax: black, Gaster: golden, Legs: reddish
  • Nestbiulding: soil nests, often under stones, often near forest
  • Nutrition: insects and honeywater
  • Climate: sub tropical
  • Hibernation: No
  • Air Humidity: dry forest climate
  • Soil Conditions: loamy, stoney
  • Planting: not necessary

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Colony - Currently not available
With about 10 workers

Meranoplus sp.

Added on: 4/3/2009
Article number: mesp0003
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  • Taxonomy: Subfymily Myrmicinae, Tribe Meranoplini
  • Distribution: South Asia
  • Appearance of the workers: black with yellow abdomen
  • Nest building: Soil nests (caldera), sunny
  • Nutrition: Honeywater, insects, grains
  • Hibernation: No
  • Temperature: Warm: 25 - 30 °C
  • Climate: tropical
  • Soil condition: sand, loam
  • Specifics: The ants moves very slowly, because they are trusting in their chemical defence. Meranoplus is a strange looking ant because of their furry hair.
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Colony - Currently not available
With 150 - 200 workers

Myrmecia cf. desertorum

Added on: 2/10/2013
Article number: mycf0001
Keywords:
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These animals follow you by their eyes.

  • Taxonomie: Subfamily Myrmiciinae, Tribe Myrmeciini
  • Distribution: West Australia
  • Color: red with black abdomen
  • Size: 24 - 26 mm
  • Nestbiulding: soil nest
  • Nutrition: insects and honeywater
  • Hibernation: No
  • Climate: Subtropical
  • Temperature: they like it hot, but tolerate also colder temperatures
  • Air Humidity: dry climate (deserts)
  • Soil Conditions: similar to the steppes
  • Planting: grasses and small plants
  • Specifics: This specie is easy to keep.

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Small colony - Currently not available
With 10-15 workers
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Large Colony - Currently not available
With 250-280 workers

Myrmecia cf. pavida

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: mypa0001
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These animals follow you by their eyes.

  • Taxonomie: Subfamily Myrmiciinae, Tribe Myrmeciini
  • Distribution: West Australia
  • Color: red with black abdomen
  • Size: 24 - 26 mm
  • Nestbiulding: soil nest
  • Nutrition: insects and honeywater
  • Hibernation: No
  • Climate: Subtropical
  • Temperature: they like it hot, but tolerate also colder temperatures
  • Air Humidity: dry climate (deserts)
  • Soil Conditions: similar to the steppes
  • Planting: grasses and small plants
  • specifics: This specie is easy to keep.

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Small Colony - Currently not available
With 15-20 workers
Small colony - Currently not available
With 2-3 workers

Myrmecia cf. mandibularis

Added on: 9/6/2008
Article number: myma0001
Keywords:
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Noticeable colored Myrmecia species. Also jumps to capture their prey like other Jumper ants.

  • Taxonomie: SubfamilyMyrmiciinae, Tribe Myrmeciini
  • Distribution: West Australia
  • Color: black with reddish-golden abdomen
  • Nestbiulding: soil nests, often under stones, often near forest
  • Nutrition: insects and honeywater
  • Climate: sub tropical
  • Hibernation: No
  • Air Humidity: dry forest climate
  • Soil Conditions: loamy, stoney
  • Planting: not necessary

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Colony - Currently not available
With about 5-15 workers

Myrmecia cf. pilosula "Jack jumper"

Added on: 11/16/2017
Article number: mycf0002
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These animals follow you by their eyes.

  • Taxonomie: Subfamily Myrmiciinae, Tribe Myrmeciini
  • Distribution: West Australia
  • Color: black
  • Size: 10-12 mm
  • Nestbiulding: soil nest
  • Nutrition: insects and honeywater
  • Hibernation: No
  • Climate: Subtropical
  • Temperature: they like it hot, but tolerate also colder temperatures
  • Air Humidity: dry climate (deserts)
  • Soil Conditions: similar to the steppes
  • Planting: grasses and small plants
  • specifics: This specie is easy to keep.

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Colony with 8-10 workers

Myrmecia cf. nigriceps

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: mysp0001
Keywords:
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  • Taxonomie: SubfamilyMyrmiciinae, Tribe Myrmeciini
  • Distribution: West Australia, highlands (300 - 400 m)
  • Color: Mandible: yellow-brown, Head: black-brown, Thorax: dark red, Abdomen: black
  • Size: 25 - 27 mm
  • Nestbiulding: soil nest with mounds that are decorated with branchlets or pieces of grass stems. Will be usually found in eucalyptus tree forests, like half-shaded areas.
  • Nutrition: insects and honeywater
  • Hibernation: No
  • Temperature: Summer: day: 26 - 28 °C, night: 18 - 20 °C, Winter: day: 20 - 26 °C, night: 5 - 15 °C
  • Air Humidity: dry forest climate
  • Soil Conditions: stoney, sandy with foliage and branchlets
  • Planting: grasses and small plants
  • specifics: This specie is easy to keep, is more aggressive and is more shy than Myrmecia pavida for instance. These animals follow you by their eyes.

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Colony - Currently not available
With about 10 workers

Camponotus consobrinus

Added on: 12/30/2010
Article number: caco0001
Keywords:
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  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Camponotini
  • Distribution: Western Australia
  • Color: orange with brown head
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: No (see climate)
  • Climate: sub tropical
  • Planting: nothing specific
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Colony - Currently not available
With 20-30 workers

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