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Messor hesperius

Added on: 7/1/2008
Article number: mehe0001
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Beautiful brown-black colored messor species which is also known as Messor minor hesperius.This species can be found in low lands and also in mountains and don't requires hibernation phase.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Myrmicinae, Tribe Pheidolini
  • Color: Workers: brown with black abdomen, Queen: black
  • Size: Worker: 4-11mm, Queen: 12-13mm
  • Distribution: Macronesia
  • Characteristics:  polymorph
  • Nest building: Soil nests, often under stones
  • Nutrition: Mostly seeds from different rampant plants (also grass), but insects and honeywater too
  • Temperature: 22 - 30 °C (Mediterranean)
  • Hibernation: No
  • Air humidity: 50-65% (mountains)
  • Planting: nothing specific
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Small colony - Currently not available
Queen with 20 - 30 workers
colony - Currently not available
With 50 - 90 workers
Large colony - Currently not available
With 100 workers