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Oecophylla smaragdina "green"

Added on: 6/17/2010
Article number: oesm0002
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These specie lives in trees where they build their nests between leaves. This is the green variant from Australia. Larger colonies should be offered more than one tree. They waeve leaves at team work which will be used as homebase or louse-cultivation room. They never nests within soil, and they use their own brood (larvae) to weave.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamily Formicinae, Tribe Oecophyllini
  • Origin: Australia
  • Characteristics: minors and majors
  • Hibernation: No
  • Appearence of the queen: great, vigorous, often green, brown
  • Appearance of the workers: brown, slim with long extremities
  • Nest bulding: weaved nests between leaves of trees
  • Nutrition: honeywater, insects
  • Temperature: 22 - 28°C
  • Air humidity: 60 - 80 % (tropical rainforest)
  • Soil conditions: only necessary for planting, nesting between leaves
  • Planting: ficus
  • Level: Medium

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