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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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With approx. 5000 - 10000 workers, and 5 liter Fungus