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Atta mexicana

Added on: 10/17/2009
Article number: atme0001
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Fungus cultivating ants species, cutting leafs which process to pulp is the basis of their fungus cultivation. This species can be found in arid areas in Mexico,

  • Distribution: Mexico
  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicinae, Tribe Attini
  • Characteristics: very intensive caste
  • Appearence of the queen: about 30 mm, dark brown queen
  • Appearance of the workers: darkbrown, at the back with thorns
  • Appearance of the soldiers:  up to18 mm, well-fortified animals
  • Nutrition: fungi which the ants cultivate of bramble-, raspberry-, oaks- or roseleafs
  • Temperature: 24 - 28°C
  • 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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Small colonie - Currently not available
Fungus size of a tennisball at least 50 workers