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Messor cf. meridionale

Added on: 6/15/2009
Article number: mecf0001
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A dark brown colored messor species from Greece. This species don't require an extensive hibernation phase and so can be kept warm or at room temperatur in winter.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicinae, Tribe Pheidolini
  • Color: drak brown
  • Size: Worker: 4-11 mm, Queen: 12-13 mm
  • Origin: Greece
  • Characteristics:  polymorph, monogyne
  • Nest building: Soil nests, often under stones
  • Nutrition: Mostly seeds from different rampant plants (also grass), but insects and honeywater too
  • Temperature: 20 - 25°C (Mediterranean)
  • Hibernation: No
  • Air humidity: dry
  • Planting: nothing specific

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Small Colony - Currently not available
With 10 - 30 workers
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With about 60 - 80 workers
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30 - 60