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Myrmecia cf. nigriceps

Added on: 11/2/2006
Article number: mysp0001
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  • Taxonomie: SubfamilyMyrmiciinae, Tribe Myrmeciini
  • Distribution: West Australia, highlands (300 - 400 m)
  • Color: Mandible: yellow-brown, Head: black-brown, Thorax: dark red, Abdomen: black
  • Size: 25 - 27 mm
  • Nestbiulding: soil nest with mounds that are decorated with branchlets or pieces of grass stems. Will be usually found in eucalyptus tree forests, like half-shaded areas.
  • Nutrition: insects and honeywater
  • Hibernation: No
  • Temperature: Summer: day: 26 - 28 °C, night: 18 - 20 °C, Winter: day: 20 - 26 °C, night: 5 - 15 °C
  • Air Humidity: dry forest climate
  • Soil Conditions: stoney, sandy with foliage and branchlets
  • Planting: grasses and small plants
  • specifics: This specie is easy to keep, is more aggressive and is more shy than Myrmecia pavida for instance. These animals follow you by their eyes.

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