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Cataglyphis velox

Added on: 11/2/2006
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Very fortified aggressive ant species with good sight. It is a long-legged and fast moving ant species. They almost can't climb glass panes.

  • Taxonomy: Formicinae
  • Distribution: Southern Europe (mountain range)
  • Color: red with black abdomen
  • Characteristics: strong polymorph
  • Size: Workers: 4 - 13 mm, Queen: 11 - 13 mm
  • Nutrition: Honey- or sugar water and insects
  • Hibernation: Yes (slight)
  • Temperature: 20 - 35 °C (summer, outside the nest)
  • Nest building: Build their nest deep in soil, creates calderas, also under stones
  • Planting: steppe like
  • Class: medium
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Colony - Currently not available
Contains 50 - 100 workers