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Tapinoma ambiguum

Added on: 4/28/2008
Article number: taam0001
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This ant species builds small mounds of sand particles, mostly with central hollow. Their movement is very fast. In contrary to Tapinoma erraticum the colony size is smaller and mostly can be found in sandy areas.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Dolichoderinae
  • Verbreitung: Southern to Central Europe (warm localities)
  • Characteristics: slightly polymorph, larger colonies are polygyn
  • Color: shiny black
  • Nest building: builds small mounds
  • Nutrition: Honeywater, insects (also collects other death animals)
  • Soil condition: Sand, Stones
  • Level: easy
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Colony - Currently not available
With 20 - 50 workers

Tapinoma erraticum

Added on: 11/2/2006
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This ant species builds small mounds of soil particles, mostly with central hollow. Their movement is very fast.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Dolichoderinae
  • Verbreitung: Central Europe (warm localities)
  • Characteristics: slightly polymorph, larger colonies are polygyn
  • Color: shiny black
  • Nest building: builds small mounds or will build soil nests (under stones)
  • Nutrition: Honeywater, insects (also collects other death animals)
  • Climate: moderate climate
  • Soil condition: Sand, Loam, Stones
  • Level: easy
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Colony - Currently not available
With 20 - 50 workers
Small colony - Currently not available
With up to 10 workers

Temnothorax cf. affinis

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: teaf0001
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Small red-brown colored Myrmicinae which can be kept in small terrariums. It is also a preferred species for a conjoint with other ants because it is not dominant and avoids any conflicts with other ants.

  • Taxonomy: Myrmicinae
  • Color: red-brown
  • Size: 2,8 - 3,5 mm, Queens: 3,5 - 4,7 mm
  • Nest size: small (several 100 ants)
  • Characteristics: monogyn
  • Distribution: Western Europe
  • Nutrition: mostly small insects and also honey/sugar water
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Nest building: in rotten wood and small branches
  • Class: easy
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Colony - Currently not available
With about 100 workers

Temnothorax interruptus

Added on: 9/27/2008
Article number: tein0001
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Temnothorax interruptus one of the smallest Temnothorax species suitable for keeping in one companion basin (basin with several species). This species also prefers warm temperatures and inhabits dry habitats. It is a very adept hunter by creeping up on their prey (very often springtails) and jumping at their prey and killing them by sting within seconds.

  • Taxonomy: Myrmicinae
  • Color: yellow-brown
  • Size:
  • Nest size: small (up to 200 ants)
  • Characteristics: monogyn/polygyn
  • Distribution: Central Europe
  • Nutrition: mostly small insects and also honey/sugar water
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Nest building: in moss, roots
  • Class: easy
  • Specifics: It is a very adept hunter by creeping up on their prey (very often springtails) and jumping at their prey and killing them by sting within seconds.
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Colony - Currently not available
With 50 workers

Temnothorax nylanderi

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: teny0001
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Small red-brown colored Myrmicinae which can be kept in small terrariums. It is also a preferred species for a conjoint with other ants because it is not dominant and avoids any conflicts with other ants.

  • Taxonomy: Myrmicinae
  • Color: red-brown
  • Size: 2,3 - 3,5 mm, Queens: 3,5 - 4,7 mm
  • Nest size: small (several 100 ants)
  • Characteristics: monogyn
  • Distribution: Western Europe
  • Nutrition: mostly small insects and also honey water
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Nest building: in rotten wood, small branches or under bark
  • Planting: any
  • Class: easy
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Colony - Currently not available
With 50-100 workers

Temnothorax unifasciatus

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: teun0001
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Small strange colored Myrmicinae which can be kept in small terrariums. It is also a preferred species for a conjoint with other ants because it is not dominant and avoids any conflicts with other ants.

  • Taxonomy: Myrmicinae
  • Color: light red-brown with dark striped abdomen
  • Nest size: small
  • Characteristics: monogyn
  • Distribution: Mid- to South Europe
  • Nutrition: mostly small insects and also honey water
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Nest building: Small hollows (under stones, crevices)
  • Planting: any
  • Class: easy
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Colony - Currently not available
With about 100 workers

Tetramorium impurum

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: teim0001
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Tetramorium impurum is an aggressive black brown ant species. This species favor sunny and dry places and loamy ground. It can often be found in cities between pavements. It is a monogyne species which will be suppressed by Tetramorium caespitum in lowland

  • Taxonomy: Myrmicinae
  • Color: black brown
  • Distribution: throughout Europe
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water, seeds and death insects
  • Hibernation: Yes
  • Temperature: 20 - 30 °C
  • Nest building: Soil nests, builds small soil based mounds between grass stems or under stones
  • Planting: any
  • Class: easy
  • Specifics: Collects various kind of seeds. Larger colonies are pugnacious
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Colony - Currently not available
With 50-100 workers

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